BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) – In one month, the Beavercreek Police Department took more than 30 reports of cars that had been broken into and stolen from.
Beavercreek police charged three suspects in connection with these break- ins.
35 victims were found with losses totaling over $30,000.
The car break-ins began in March across Beavercreek, officials say the case took awhile to crack because there are multiple victims.
“They were in the same vehicle, I believe it started out as a joyride of hitting mailboxes and cars with baseball vats that escalated into a crime spree of carnage and hitting any car they had access to” said Beavercreek police captain Eric Grile.
The three suspects are two boys and one girl between the ages of 14 and 16.
Police say they searched the suspects vehicles and found some of the stolen property. The juveniles are students from Beavercreek High School, Xenia High School and the Greene County Career Center.
The three are facing theft and criminal damage charges.
“One of the things we will seek in juvenile court is reimbursement to our victims in a dollar amount that each one suffered individually” said Captain Grile.
Police say these are crimes of opportunity and the best thing you can do to protect your car from being broken into is park it in well-lit areas.