6 juveniles charged with unlawful breaking, entering vehicle

Published 3:22 pm Tuesday, December 19, 2023

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Six juveniles were charged with multiple counts of unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle Dec. 19, according to the Atmore Police Department.

Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said in a release at approximately 5 a.m. Tuesday, an APD officer observed several suspicious people in the 700 block of East Laurel Street.

“Four of the subjects fled on foot upon sight of the officer,” McMann said. “The officer was able to detain two subjects who attempted to leave the area in a vehicle.”

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McMann added that responding officers formed a perimeter and utilized a drone to locate and detain the four subjects who fled on foot.

“The investigation revealed that the six subjects, all juveniles between 14 years of age to 17 years of age, drove around Atmore and stopped in multiple locations checking doors of vehicles,” he said. “If a vehicle was unlocked, one of the juveniles would make entry and search for anything of value. Officers responded to several complaints throughout the morning when homeowners realized they had notifications of activity during the night. Home surveillance footage captured several of the incidents.”
McMann said five of the juveniles were on probation and were transported to the Juvenile Detention Facility in Bay Minette.

McMann said the APD would like to remind everyone to ensure their vehicle doors are locked.