14 teens responsible for 2-month crime spree, Longmont police say

LONGMONT, Colo. - Longmont police said Thursday that 14 teenage boys are believed to be responsible for a crime spree involving vandalism, car break-ins and auto thefts going on since September.

Longmont Police Cmdr. Jeff Satur said some of the teens arrested in early cases "reoffended."  He said investigators working to get to the bottom of the crimes kept running into the same suspects.

So far, Satur says police have connected the juveniles to seven auto thefts, 18 car burglaries, five open garage burglaries and an vandalism spree that week that caused $21,000 in damages to nearly 60 vehicles.

Four suspects are in custody.

Satur said that it appears the boys appeared to have stolen items in order to pay for marijuana and alcohol.

Since the four suspects in custody are juveniles, their names cannot be released.

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