Teen busted for thefts

WYANDOTTE — A teenager was arrested for breaking into several vehicles during early last Sunday morning.

An officer on bicycle patrol noticed a teenage boy walking north on Third Street just north of Ford Avenue at 4:30 a.m. The officer watched as the teen walked along several parked cars trying to open some of the doors, and looking into nearly all of them.

He followed the boy and saw him get into a 2003 Ford Explorer and a 2003 Chevrolet Impala that both were parked in a driveway in the 1800 block of Third.

The officer also noticed the boy was wearing dark clothes and black leather gloves.

When the officer confronted the teen, who was identified as a 16-year-old Riverview resident, he admitted breaking into cars. The officer then retrieved several stolen items from the teen’s pockets.

The teen admitted to breaking into about four cars and stealing several items including, cologne, gum, a global positioning unit system and charger, an MP3 player charger, a touch screen phone, a digital camera, a cell phone battery and $40 cash.

The stolen items have a total value of about $1,000.

The officer then informed the owner of the Impala and Explorer that both of his cars had been broken into. Both were ransacked and the center consoles and glove boxes were open.

The teenager was arrested for larceny from auto, and his father was contacted to pick him up from the police station.

Police are unsure which other cars the boy broke into that night.