The Sun Newspapers recently announced that the Golden Valley Police arrested four teenagers in connection with a string of auto thefts. A 19 year old Brooklyn Park woman, a 15 year old Golden Valley male and two New Hope boys ages 15 and 16 were arrested The teens began their crime spree in early July and were stockpiling the items they stole in their bedrooms at home..
They stole items from unlocked cars in residential driveways in the northeast and northwest areas of the city. Most of the items were stolen between midnight and 5:00 a.m. The items are estimated to be worth thousands of dollars.
Some of the items stolen were golf clubs, skateboards, headphones, sunglasses, stereo speakers, keyboards, bat cuffs, a green rubber snake, a sombrero, men’s room and fire hydrant signs and a billfold. Purses, billfolds and cash that were stolen were not recovered. The police said some of the items were sold to friends. The items the police found weren’t pawned for cash because the teens didn’t know how to complete the crime.
Three of the juveniles were not your typical thugs. They go to school but when asked why they committed the crime, they responded that they were bored. However, three of the other juveniles, were involved in previous criminal damage to property incidents. These juveniles are likely to be charged with felonies in juvenile court. The adult female is likely to be charged with a gross misdemeanor.