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Valdosta teens arrested for stealing car


A car belonging to Jessica Hall-Rey of Valdosta was reported stolen Tuesday on Schroer Drive, and two teenage boys inside the car were quickly arrested. One of the boys was charged with two other car thefts that happened earlier this year.

The boys are juveniles, so we cannot identify them.

The Valdosta Police Department issued this release-

Officers arrived and spoke to Jessica Hall-Rey who indicated that she had started her 2014 Honda Pilot to let it cool off, went back inside her residence for approximately 5 minutes, and when she came back out her car was gone.

A BOLO was issued with the vehicle description and while officers were taking the report, VPD Patrol Supervisor, Captain Mathew O'Steen, who was on proactive patrol, located the vehicle on the 2400 block of Seth Place, occupied by two juveniles.

After an investigation, both juveniles were charged with the theft of the vehicle. The Department of Juvenile Justice was notified and ordered both to be detained at the Thomasville Regional Youth Detention Center.

One of the juveniles was interviewed by Valdosta Police Department Detectives and is also being charged with two additional Motor Vehicle Thefts which occurred in March of this year. The first incident occurred after the vehicle had been left running unattended. That vehicle was located and recovered, but the keys were not. Several days later the vehicle was stolen again, but was located and recovered a couple days later.  

"Another good example of the community working with the police department and officers like Captain Mathew O'Steen, being proactive and helping solve additional crimes" said Chief Brian Childress.    

Anyone having any further information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145 or can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.


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