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Juvenile Charged in Two Burglaries

The Toombs County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a juvenile who admitted to committing two burglaries on Oakwood Drive throughout the month.

Deputies responded to a residence on Oakwood Drive in Vidalia on March 11, where they investigated a report of missing firearms. At 8:53 a.m. on March 22, dispatchers received a call for a burglary in process at another Oakwood Drive home. Deputies and investigators responded to the call where they interviewed a juvenile witness. The witness stated that the burglar had kicked in the door of the home but fled the scene upon seeing occupants inside. While searching the area for the offender, deputies and investigators were able to obtain and view footage of the individual attempting to break into another home in the area. Within minutes, authorities identified the suspect, who was located and taken into custody that afternoon.

When interviewed about the March 22 offense, the juvenile offender admitted to stealing from the home on March 11, and helped the authorities locate the stolen weapons.

The juvenile is currently being held in a local youth detention center because of the individual’s past criminal history. The youth is being charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary, Burglary, 3 Counts of Theft By Taking (felony), and Possession of a Handgun (Felony).

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