Michael Turrentine Jr., 17, of Cole Mill Road was charged with 23 counts of breaking and entering, 17 counts of larceny and two counts of larceny of a firearm. Bond for Turrentine was set at $50,000.
Turrentine was arrested after police received a tip about a suspicious person near Wyndham Place. Investigators who were working undercover in the area with other officers discovered a broken window at the back of a house on Wyndham Place and spotted someone inside the house. Officers entered the house and found Turrentine hiding in a closet.
The break-ins occurred on weekdays between noon and 3 p.m. In most cases the houses were entered by breaking a rear door or window and items stolen included jewelry, firearms, laptop computers, cash and small electronic items.
Polcie said the arrest clears break-ins on Baldwin Drive, Jefferson Drive, Knollwood Drive, Nancy Rhodes Drive, Clarion Drive, Chalice Street, Wyndham Lane, Sparger Road, Cole Mill Road and Sunny Court.
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