A juvenile and a 25-year-old Statesboro man have been charged in a slew of recent entering auto cases in Bulloch County.
The Statesboro Police Department said Wednesday that officers and detectives were investigating a burglary on August 1, 2023 when they identified a 16-year-old who was loitering in the area of Herty Drive.
The juvenile male, along with 25-year-old Eli Ellison of Lanier Drive in Statesboro, were asked to provide statements to SPD, which they agree to do.
According to a press release on August 2:
Subsequent interviews indicated that the juvenile was responsible for a firearms theft, which had been reported, and also a number of entering autos which occurred on July 27, 2023 at Lakeview @ Market District on Brampton Avenue.
Determining that the juvenile had frequented Ellison’s apartment, detectives later searched it and recovered stolen property from the entering autos.
The juvenile was charged with six counts of Entering Auto and one county of Felony Theft by Taking. He was transported to the Savannah RYDC.
Ellison, they say, was arrested and charged with two counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. He was transported to the Bulloch County Jail for processing.
Anyone with information regarding these cases is asked to contact Senior Detective Katie Reese or Senior Detective Dustin Cross at 912-764-9911.