The Sierra Vista Police Department referred two local juveniles for multiple felony charges tied to several recent vehicle burglaries and the use of a stolen credit card on Friday, Nov. 18.
On Thursday, Nov. 17, police investigated the use of a stolen credit card at two locations within the Mall at Sierra Vista the previous day. With the aid of an employee, the investigating officer was able to positively identify the individuals who used the credit card. Police later discovered that the juvenile suspects had also used the stolen credit card for vending machine purchases at Buena High School.
Police officers made contact with both juvenile suspects and their parents on Friday, Nov. 18. The parents gave consent for a search of their residences for property taken in five recent vehicle burglaries that had occurred on two separate dates in the 2000 block of Copper Pointe Drive, the 3000 block of Oakhill Street, and the 2000 block of Oakmont Drive. All of these locations were within walking distance of both juvenile’s homes and property from these burglaries was found in both residences.
Both suspects were referred and released to their parents on five counts of vehicle burglary, 26 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, one count of forgery, and one count of theft of a credit card. One suspect is 14 years old and the other is 15. The 14-year-old was also referred for possession of drug paraphernalia.