Teens cited for breaking into cars

Published 10:14 am Monday, February 9, 2015

Police caught four teenagers breaking into cars in northwest Austin Saturday afternoon after witnesses reported the boys.

Austin Police Chief Brian Krueger said witnesses reported the teens, ages 14 to 15, had broken into cars at the 1200 block of Sixth Avenue Northwest before they headed east toward Fourth Street Northwest. One of the boys allegedly wore a gray sweatshirt with a Nike backpack.

Officers caught up to the boys in an alleyway by the 800 block of Fourth Street Northwest. Two teens stayed while the other two ran, according to Krueger. Officers cited the two that stayed with tampering with a vehicle.

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Police learned who the other two teens were and found one of them at his home. The teen initially denied breaking into cars, but he admitted his involvement after officers matched his shoes with shoe prints found at the scene where the boys ran away from police.

The teen told police he had taken a charging cord from a car but had since lost it. He was cited for tampering with a vehicle, theft, and fleeing from an officer.