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Juveniles arrested for stolen ATVs

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

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Mike Heaton
POLAND -- A joint, weeklong investigation conducted by the Clay County and Owen County Sheriff's Departments ended Tuesday with the arrests of three juveniles.

On Tuesday, CCSD Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times his department, along with OCSD, had recovered five All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) in addition to a golf cart Monday in the Poland area.

"This has been going on for about a week," Heaton said.

According to Heaton, one vehicle had been reported stolen Monday morning. CCSD Dep. Jamie Switzer investigated the report and -- in the process -- found one of the other alleged stolen vehicles.

Heaton said another of the alleged stolen vehicles was reportedly found by Putnam County officials. He said the vehicle had been wrecked.

The investigation concluded three juveniles had taken the ATVs and a golf cart -- from the Boy Scout Camp in rural Clay County.

Heaton said three of the ATVs were allegedly stolen from Clay County residents. The other two vehicles were owned by Owen County residents.

"Apparently, (the juveniles) were stealing them and going out and joyriding," Heaton said.

The three juveniles, ages 17, 16 and 14, all lived in Owen County and two of the three were detained by the Owen County Sheriff's Department.

According to Heaton, the case is still under investigation by both departments and reports will be given to both Clay and Owen County prosecutors for charges of theft and burglary as well as criminal mischief.

Heaton said the vehicles were in the process of being returned to their owners.


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Detective Switzer at it again great job!

-- Posted by BigCB20 on Wed, Aug 27, 2008, at 5:52 AM

Once again, Sheriff Heaton and his crew have demonstrated their ability to work well with other departments and fight crime. Take notice my fellow Clay Countians. Job well done!

-- Posted by flycatcher on Wed, Aug 27, 2008, at 6:09 AM

Once again, Sheriff Heaton and his crew have demonstrated their ability to work will other agencies to fight crime...and this makes our county a safer place to live, work, and play. Job well done. Take notice my fellow Clay Countians!

-- Posted by flycatcher on Wed, Aug 27, 2008, at 6:11 AM

Sorry for the repeat...dial-up doesn't help...

-- Posted by flycatcher on Wed, Aug 27, 2008, at 6:13 AM

Great job Sheriff Heaton & CCSD ~ Thanks for creating a safer enviroment for our community !

-- Posted by karebabe on Wed, Aug 27, 2008, at 7:00 AM

I have to wonder .... Where were the parents of these juveniles? They either did not care or really were clueless.

-- Posted by BackHomeAgain on Wed, Aug 27, 2008, at 9:33 AM

Since they didnt release the names this isnt personal. But I would say dont care. The hours two of the quads were found was the wee hours of Monday. Most kids had school at all area schools. Glad boys were arrested and not harmed by people/dogs protecting their property.

-- Posted by Sportfan on Wed, Aug 27, 2008, at 12:47 PM

It really does come down to the basic principle that parents are responsible for their children, this includes teens. If someone is living under your roof you should know what they are up to. You are their safety net.

Wouldn't it be better for everyone involved if the parents were the one to stop bad/reckless behavior before the law has to?

I really stand amazed how parents care so little for their children that they almost lead them into a messed up life. Where are the adults who say, "no" and "that is wrong" to their children?

-- Posted by localgal on Wed, Aug 27, 2008, at 5:33 PM

I love u Jellybean!

-- Posted by nhs_babe_2011 on Thu, Nov 13, 2008, at 12:05 PM


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