Two teens arrested following crime spree in Odessa

Police say a pair of 15-year-old boys caused nearly a dozen crime scenes around town Monday morning
Published: Jun. 29, 2020 at 11:22 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 29, 2020 at 7:12 PM CDT
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ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) - Two teenagers were arrested following a crime spree across Odessa Monday morning. Police said there were nearly a dozen crime scenes scattered around town.

Police arrested two 15-year-old boys for the crimes, which allegedly began when they stole a car out of a garage on 52nd Street.

Then, police said the suspects and the stolen vehicle were involved in multiple hit-and-runs along Dixie Boulevard.

The car was eventually recovered in an alley near 43rd Street, crashed into a brick wall.

“It’s sad that people are like this,” the owner of the stolen vehicle said. “I worked very hard for my money, for a car like this. And just in three or four months it just goes to trash.”

Additionally, Police say the boys broke into multiple cars, and stole a gun, which they fired once.

The boys also allegedly tried to break into an RV, and at one point, authorities said the suspects were actually hopping from roof to roof on top of houses.

“They have been charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a state jail felony,” Odessa Police Corporal Steve LeSueur said. “Multiple counts of auto burglary. Multiple counts of leaving the scene of an accident. Theft of a firearm. Evading arrest and failure to identify.”

Police wouldn’t say whether or not they’re looking for anyone else who may have helped with these crimes, just that their investigation is ongoing.

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