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Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times
  • Smyrna Police arrest teen in Paul Drive residential burglary

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  • A teen has been arrested in connection to a residential burglary on Paul Drive in Smyrna.
    On Aug. 15 at approximately 11:23 p.m. Smyrna Police officers responded to the 300 block of Paul Drive in reference to a reported residential burglary where unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and took an XBOX and PlayStation video game systems belonging to the victims.
    Police said officers processed the crime scene for evidence and recovered several fingerprints. Investigators were contacted and provided information pertaining to a possible juvenile suspect by a concerned citizen; the fingerprint evidence recovered from the crime scene was compared with the possible juvenile suspect's known fingerprints by the State Bureau of Identification using the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and received a partial match.
    Police said the 14-year-old juvenile was then contacted and interviewed regarding this crime and subsequently arrested for second-degree burglary, theft under $1,500, and criminal mischief.
    The juvenile was arraigned in the Kent County Family Court and committed to a non-secure juvenile detention facility in default of $3,000 secured bail, police said.

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