Police: Lebanon teens burglarized auto businesses

Police said they arrested two Lebanon boys, ages 14 and 17, after the pair broke into two auto sales businesses, damaged vehicles and property, and stole a Jeep.

The teens broke a window and entered Ladd Hanford, at 2247 W. Cumberland Street, then took the keys to vehicles, damaged three vehicles on the lot, and ran over an electric sign as they drove off in a 2004 Jeep Liberty, according to North Lebanon Township police.

Authorities said the teens also broke a window and entered the East Lebanon Auto Company, at 2195 E. Cumberland Street, but took nothing.

A short time later, investigators said they were notified of a person suffering from lacerations at the Home Store at 1999 E. Cumberland Street.

During interviews, both teens admitted to their involvement to both burglaries, the theft of the vehicle, and the damage to the other vehicles, police said.

Each was charged with burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief, and conspiracy to commit burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

Both were turned over to Lebanon County Juvenile Probation.

The stolen Jeep was recovered in Reading, police said.


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