SAVANNAH, GA (August 30, 2012) Central Precinct officers operating under cover in reaction to recent vehicle break-ins in Ardsley Park arrested a Savannah man and two juveniles believed to be responsible for multiple thefts Wednesday.
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Chief Willie Lovett approved the undercover operation that caught Bernard Christopher Boyce, 22, and two 16-year-old juveniles in the act. Boyce, who is listed as homeless, was charged with two counts of entering an auto and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, all felonies, and misdemeanor loitering or prowling. The two teenagers are charged with entering auto and being a party to the crime of entering auto.
The three are suspected in multiple break-ins Wednesday night with possible ties to other recent auto break-ins in the area.
Central Commander DeVonn Adams assigned his Crime Suppression Unit officers to saturate the neighborhood in search of the suspects. Officers observed Boyce circling the area on a bicycles operating as a lookout while the teenagers walked either side of the street checking vehicles for open doors. Police watched them enter several cars before issuing the takedown order on 45th Street near Harmon Street.
Capt. Adams praised the effort by his officers and renewed his request to residents to lock their vehicles and make sure items of value – cell phones and adapters, computers, purses and even shopping bags – are removed from the vehicles or hidden in the trunk.
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