Posted: Jan 9, 2014 8:09 PM by Zach Correa
Updated: Jan 10, 2014 7:04 AM
GONZALES - Police arrested a group of teens accused of stealing six cars over a three week period in Gonzales.
According to Gonzales Police, two 17-year-olds and two 16-year-olds burglarized and stole multiple cars from residential neighborhoods. Detectives said the car thefts occurred from December 16, 2013 to January 7, 2014.
Investigators initially arrested one of the teenagers after the police saw him driving one of the stolen cars. Police said the teen attempted to drive away after striking a Gonzales Police unit.
Detectives used information from their first arrest to identify the rest of the teens and make the subsequent arrests. Police identified the two 17-year-olds as Christopher Heard and Deontre Joseph.
Gonzales Police said the foursome rode around Gonzales late at night into the early morning, looking for unlocked cars or vehicles that were left running to warm up the inside of the car.
Five of the six stolen vehicles have been recovered, but police said the thieves had intentionally damaged the cars.