Sergeant Darrell Newman with Livingston Police Department examines the entry point (C Street) where the young criminals broke into the storage yard at Harrison Body Shop.
Young Local Criminals Caught and Charged With Felonies, LIVINGSTON, June 18, 2011 - A approximately 2:25 am on June 18, 2011, a call was placed to Livingston Police Department in reference to men breaking into a local establishment. Officers with Livingston Police Department and Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office arrived at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston and caught two 17 year old teens in the compound of Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. Deputy Billy Duke and Officer Dallas Early caught and detained the two youngsters who attempted to flee. The teens were detained in the parking lot of nearby Car Tunes by Rod automotive repair. The suspects were David Earl Beaver, 17, of Livingston, Michael Travis Laughlin, 17, of Coldspring, and Courtney Aldridge, 17, of Livingston. Aldridge was caught driving the getaway car (a green 1997 Toyota Camry). Aldridge is David Beaver's girlfriend and was circling the block while Beaver and Loflin stealing from Harrison Body Shop. The policemen caught the boys red handed in the facility attempting to break into another building to get, according to the suspects, "...anything they could get their hands on to help pay bills". Sergeant Darrell Newman with Livingston Police Department asked Michael Laughlin why he was breaking in and Laughlin said "I'm just stupid". All three were placed under arrest and charged with engaging in organized criminal activity (a felony). A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered the getaway car and it will be stored at........Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The scene was cleared by 3:35 am.
17 year old Michael Laughlin of Coldspring: Charged with engaging in organized criminal activity.
17 year old David Earl Beaver of Livingston: Charged with engaging in organized criminal activity.
Beaver's girlfriend, 17 year old Courtney Aldridge of Livingston was driving around in the getaway car when she was caught by Deputy Billy Duke (left). Aldridge is in the advanced stages of pregnancy.
The getaway car (1997 Toyota Camry).
Officer Dallas Early escorts David Beaver to a patrol unit.
Deputy Billy Duke (left) and Officer Dallas Early detained the two suspects. Duke then went and caught getaway car driver Courney Aldridge (also pictured are Sergeant Christian Schanmier and Sergeant Darrell Newman).
Sergeant Darrell Newman adjusts the handcuffs of Michael Loflin.
Sergeant Newman found what appears to be stolen car stereos in the trunk of the getaway car. There were also new men's ties from Wal-Mart, allegedly stolen.
There was also a college text book in the trunk.
The getaway car was towed by Ken's Towing (Houdini pictured).
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