10 Teens Suspected in Johnston County Break-Ins
Posted December 30, 1997
Smithfield — Ten teen-agers suspected in a wave of break-ins in Johnston County this fall have been arrested.
Sheriff's deputies rounded up the ten in recent weeks. Five are from the Princeton area, and five are from the Clayton ara.
Sheriff Freddy Narron said burglaries and larcenies are down already since the arrests.
He said investigators believe the ten were responsible for about 20 percent of the burglaries, break-ins and other larcenies that have occurred since this fall.
Narron believes the Clayton teens stole to get cash for drugs, but the Princeton-area teens may have been motivated by boredom.
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