Isaac Thompson,18, was one of those arrested and charged with auto burglary. (Photo source: WDAM)
Petal Police arrested two people for auto burglary after a neighbor spotted them trying to break into cars, according to police. (Photo source: WDAM)
PETAL, MS (WDAM) -
Petal Police arrested two people for auto burglary after a neighbor spotted them trying to break into cars, according to police.
"We had two subjects that attempted to break into several vehicles in the area of West 7th Avenue," Petal Police Detective Sammy Ray said.
Isaac Thompson,18, was one of those arrested and charged with auto burglary. The crime happened overnight Saturday into Sunday morning. Ray told WDAM the second person arrested was a juvenile.
"Someone attempting to gain entry into several vehicles," Ray said. "A concerned neighbor actually saw the incident take place. He then went and questioned the individuals who were trying to gain entry into the vehicles then he notified police."
Just days ago, Petal police arrested three other people, one a juvenile, after surveillance video surfaced from the Eastwood Heights neighborhood of two people attempting to break into cars. Amahd Handford and Krystian Kaples were arrested and charged. They have since bonded out of jail and are now waiting for their case to go to the grand jury.
Ray wants homeowners to know it is critical you protect your property.
"I would like to stress for people to secure their vehicles, because the two individuals we caught breaking into these vehicles were going from vehicle to vehicle shaking door handles," Detective Ray said. "The ones that were not secured, they were able to gain entry into them."
As for Thompson, he was given a $10,000 bond during his initial court appearance.
"We take all crimes seriously over here in our city," Ray said. "You will be apprehended and prosecuted for your crime."
Auto burglary carries up to seven years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine if convicted.