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Juveniles identified as suspects in rash Portage County car thefts

Beacon Journal staff report

Portage County sheriff’s deputies have identified four boys in connection with a spate of car thefts around Christmas time.

The boys, ages 15 to 17, are accused of breaking inside several vehicles in the Atwater and Randolph Township area between Dec. 24 and Dec. 29. Deputies say the boys stole items from inside the vehicles and subsequently stole several of the vehicles.

Deputies say all of the stolen vehicles have been recovered and returned to the owners.

Detectives are conferring with prosecutors to determine if any juvenile delinquency charges will be filed.


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