Teen arrested for thefts from vehicles

BROOKINGS – Brookings Police have arrested a 16-year-old Brookings boy in relation to recent thefts from vehicles, Sgt. Joel Perry said.

“We made an arrest last week,” Perry said.

“We believe he’s responsible for a number of burglaries, vehicle criminal entries over the summer,” Perry said.

“That’s all we can release at this point,” Perry said.

The charges are criminal vehicle entry and theft from vehicle, he added.

“Just want the public to know that someone’s held responsible for it. For a number of them anyway,” Perry said.

He declined to discuss if the juvenile was being held or not.

He said the investigation was ongoing.

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