CALEDONIA/MOUNT PLEASANT — Three teenagers have confessed to numerous burglaries in Caledonia and Mount Pleasant, and the turning point to these unsolved crimes was a foot chase Monday, April 30th between police officers and the suspects.
Suspicious activity in a Mount Pleasant neighborhood led to the arrest of three people and the recovery of stolen jewelry.
FOX6’s media partners at the Caledonia Patch reported on Monday police received a call about three teenagers on the porch of a home at the intersection of Green Haze and Deerwood Drive. The teens were seen looking into the backyard and garage of another home. By the time police arrived, the teens were gone.
The teens were then spotted in an intersection, and when the teens saw squad cars, they took off running. Mount Pleasant police officers chased the teens, and called Caledonia and Racine police for backup. Officers eventually caught up with one suspect at the Root River just off of Highway 38, while the remaining officers continued to chase a second teenager north along the river.
About two miles later, officers found the second suspect hiding in a garage near Highway 31 and Johnson. The third teenager was still at large.
During the chase, Mount Pleasant police received a call about another home that was burglarized.
The two teenagers in custody led detectives to the stolen jewelry dropped during the foot chase and on Tuesday, May 1st, police were able to arrest the third teenager at his home in Racine.
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