Teen burglars caught breaking into Lake City home, police say


Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 3:54 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 3:54 p.m.

Three teenagers who police say were caught in the act of burglarizing an occupied Lake City home Monday afternoon gained entry by kicking in a door on the side of the house, according to the Lake City Police Department.

Lake City police say they responded to a 911 call reporting a burglary in progress shortly after 3 p.m. Monday at 386 SW Camp St., where three males ages 14, 15 and 16 reportedly broke the glass on a side door of the home before kicking it in to gain entry into the residence.

The suspects were still inside the home when police arrived. Officers established a perimeter around the residence and said they observed the three teens fleeing the residence. All three juveniles were apprehended and charged with burglary and criminal mischief.

During a subsequent search of the teens, police located a marijuana pipe in the pants pocket of the 14-year old and also charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia. All three youths were transported to the Columbia County Jail.

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top