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Md. teens charged with thefts

Two teenagers have been accused of stealing from at least 30 vehicles and burglarizing five houses in Burtonsville in a 17-hour crime spree, Montgomery County police said.

Police said the Silver Spring youths, age 15 and 17, were arrested before dawn Wednesday and charged as juveniles with first-degree burglary and multiple counts of theft. Police are searching for a third suspect.

Just before 3:30 a.m., three people with flashlights were spotted peering into the windows of a vehicle on Brownstone Court, police said. When the homeowner turned on the outdoor lights, they fled.

Patrol officers in the area stopped two youths, police said. One of them was carrying a bag that held 40 electronic items.

The preliminary investigation showed the teenagers had broken into five houses and at least 30 vehicles starting at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said the 17-year-old suspect was placed in the Alfred Noyes Children’s Center and the 15-year-old was released to his parents

The third suspect is at large. Authorities said he is known as "CJ." He is described as a black, about 16 to 20 years old and between 5 foot 6 and 5 foot 8 with a medium build. He has shoulder length dreadlocks, and was last seen wearing dark clothing.

-- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  |  June 23, 2010; 6:15 PM ET
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Comments

Is there any way these kids aren't in the early stages of a life-long life of crime? Oh well, at least they'll get a reset of their record when they become "adults".

Breaks my heart to see a boy that young goin' bad

Posted by: KS100H | June 23, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

I'd be willing to bet these are the same punks that broke into at least a half-dozen cars & trucks in Sandy Spring a couple of weeks ago. I saw them casing out the neighborhood before the break-ins.

Posted by: mwstevenson | June 23, 2010 7:58 PM | Report abuse

I'd also be willing to bet that the 15-yr old has access to a blue coupe with manual transmission... and that he can't drive it well.

Posted by: mwstevenson | June 23, 2010 8:00 PM | Report abuse

'Id be willing to bet these are the same punks that broke into at least a half-dozen cars & trucks in Sandy Spring a couple of weeks ago. I saw them casing out the neighborhood before the break-ins.

Posted by: mwstevenson |

Nice job by not calling the police. You could have saved 35 people from being victims.

Posted by: MKadyman | June 23, 2010 10:09 PM | Report abuse

IT'S THE PARENTS FAULT.

Posted by: charlietuna6661 | June 23, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

Nice job by not calling the police. You could have saved 35 people from being victims.

Posted by: MKadyman |

Hey thanks - I *did* give a full description of the car and the passengers to the police on the day of the break-ins... how great of you to think I didn't. Well played, citizen.

Posted by: mwstevenson | June 23, 2010 11:51 PM | Report abuse

But that was a school night!

Posted by: Tupac_Goldstein | June 24, 2010 12:17 AM | Report abuse

They must have gotten lost, all Md crime occurs in PG county, remember.

Posted by: BEEPEE | June 24, 2010 2:31 AM | Report abuse

BEEPEE, that was my thought. Nothing like this ever happens in Montgomery County. Just ask all the posters who want to make disparaging remarks about Prince George's County. The perpetrators must have crossed the PGC line into MC.

Posted by: mbrumble | June 24, 2010 8:01 AM | Report abuse

Savages in PG County!

Oops! Wrong article.

Posted by: ceefer66 | June 24, 2010 8:28 AM | Report abuse

Wow, crime happening outside of PG?? Must be like Hailey's friggin Comet

Where are all the 'savages, barbarians, sure to lead to worse crimes' comments?

Must be sheetwashing day...too busy to post

Posted by: kahlua87 | June 24, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

These are probably the same guys that attacked my Dad. Before anyone jumps on me, we did call the Police, and gave a description, right away. Not only that but I'm going to get my dad to go ID the little buggers in case these were the same punks. Burtonsville, is a town that I grew up in, it's home. We used to be able to keep the doors open at night without worry. No one comes into my home and does what these two did.

Posted by: montushah | June 24, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

30 cars and five houses in 17 hours? At least they were dedicated...

Obviously they come from a single parent home, who "mothers"(if we can call them that), could care less. So typical.

Posted by: xfactor211 | June 24, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

I don't think race or number of parents in the household has anything to do with it. Worse crimes have been committed by teens in middle to upper class households being raised by both parents. (Ex. Van der Sloot) These kids lack parental supervision, period..

Posted by: madmfli | June 24, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Oh yeah. That's why I would never live in Pee Gee County. Oh. Sorry. Burtonsville. Must keep up crime free image of White-opia Montgomery County.

Posted by: PepperDr | June 24, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

madmfi,
So you're unwilling to take that bet? I thought so...

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | June 24, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

The 15 year old was released to his PARENTS??? The same ones who didn't know that he is a criminal???

Dumb dumb dumb...

Posted by: mikecapitolhill | June 24, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

"stealing from at least 30 vehicles and burglarizing five houses..."

Imagine the accomplishment if they had shown such focus and dedication in a positive manner.

Posted by: ThrityYearResident | June 24, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

What is a 15 yr old doing out at 3:30 am. Time and again, parents are NOT doing their job. What does it take for this lawlessness to change?

Posted by: jeanlucca | June 24, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Round up the parents, and put them in the Montgomery County Detention Center for the crime of dereliction of duty.

Posted by: hungrypirana | June 24, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

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