Updated: Jan. 31; 9:45 a.m.
Two males, one adult and one juvenile, have been tied to 11 car break-ins.
On Friday, Jan. 25 at 2:15 a.m., Sherburne County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a possible car prowling call in Blue Hill Township, which is southwest of the city of Princeton.
While investigating the initial call, deputies were able to stop a vehicle in the area.
Stolen property was found, and deputies noticed tread patterns on the tennis shoes worn by the driver to match impressions found at the scene of the initial call.
The driver and second suspect, also found in the area, were interviewed, which lead to admissions of entering cars in the area and stealing personal property.
After recovering the stolen items found in the car, the suspects also led deputies to additional stolen items they hid in a remote area.
Recovered items included: money, tools, a camera, a portable DVD player and numerous CDs.
Investigators were also able to tie the adult suspect to two previous thefts from motor vehicle complaints. This led to the recovery of even more stolen property that had been pawned by the adult suspect.
The investigation has been forwarded to the Sherburne County Attorney’s office, and felony theft and motor vehicle tampering charges against the two suspects is being sought.