Three Cape Elizabeth teenagers are facing charges in connection with a recent rash of car burglaries. According to police, the trio was arrested June 14. One teenager is expected to face charges in about 30 motor vehicle burglaries.

On Dec. 13, at 11:45 a.m., Officer Nicholas Rich was patrolling Mitchell Road when he saw the three teenagers walking along the road. When he slowed down to talk with them, one of the teens ran. Since this was the area where a number of the burglaries occurred, Rich stopped to investigate.

Along with Sgt. Kevin Kennedy, Rich found that one of the teens, a 16-year-old boy from Cape Elizabeth, was in possession of property stolen from a car earlier that day. The boy was arrested and charged with burglary to a motor vehicle. A 17-year-old Cape Elizabeth girl was charged with possession of scheduled drugs. The third teenager, a 15-year-old boy from South Portland, was arrested and also charged with burglary to a motor vehicle.

According to police, a search of the Cape Elizabeth boy’s home yielded a variety of stolen property. The total value of all the property is estimated at between $5,000 and $10,000.

Both the Cape Elizabeth boy and girl attend Cape Elizabeth High School and the South Portland boy attends South Portland High School, said Sinclair. Their names are not being released due to their age, he added.

Teens face charges in car burglaries Cape Elizabeth police estimate the value of goods discovered in the home of a teenager arrested in connection with a string of car burglaries at between $5,000 and $10,000.Police discovered laptop computers and other electronic goods that were allegedly stolen from area vehicles in the home of a 17-year-old Cape Elizabeth boy arrested in connection with a string of car burglaries.

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