Juveniles Arrested in a String of Burglaries, CORRIGAN, March 21, 2010 - A nearly 8 month old investigation into who committed a burglary of a habitation of a residence in the Corrigan area was solved on March 18, 2010 and three juvenile arrests have been made in connection with the burglary.
According to Detective Christopher Lima with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, sometime between the dates of July 18 - 26 of 2009, a residence located off of Hearne Road was burglarized while the family was on vacation. During the commission of the crime, numerous firearms were taken from inside the residence and little to no evidence was left on the scene that could assist the Sheriff's Office in making an immediate recovery of the property or arrest of the suspects.
On March 18, 2010, Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Nettles launched an investigation into several vehicle burglaries located throughout the county in the Corrigan area ranging back as far as the beginning of this year. During the course of the investigation, Deputy Nettles was contacted by Corrigan Police Chief Mike Farrar who stated that his department had located some persons interest in different crimes that had been committed in the Corrigan area.
Later that day, Lima and Nettles met with Chief Farrar and a suspected juvenile at the Corrigan Police Department. During the interview of the juvenile, a confession was obtained in the burglary of a habitation on Hearne Road as well as several different vehicle burglaries located throughout the county. Deputy Nettles has since recovered several items belonging to citizens in the Corrigan area in connection with the vehicle burglaries.
As of March 19, 2010, three juveniles have been arrested in connection with the burglary of a habitation and several more arrests are expected in connection with the motor vehicle burglaries as the investigation is ongoing.
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