Teens charged in half a dozen car break-ins

Published 12:15 am Thursday, April 23, 2015

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

Rowan County Sheriff’s authorities say two teens were charged with breaking into several cars in a neighborhood, taking money and other items. One of the teens was arrested in two other break-ins within the last five months.

Officials charged Jeremy Warren Price, 17, of the 1200 block of North Main Street, with misdemeanor breaking and entering a building, felony breaking and entering a vehicle, misdemeanor larceny for incidents that occurred on Birchwood Drive.

Price was also charged with five counts felony breaking and entering vehicles, one count felony larceny, one count misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia for incidents that occurred on Stone Road.

William Trevor Keller, 16, of the 100 block of Dino Drive, was charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering a building, felony breaking and entering a vehicle, misdemeanor larceny, five counts felony breaking and entering vehicles, one count felony larceny, felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance schedule IV for incidents that occurred on Birchwood Drive and Stone Road.

A 2002 GMC Sierra Truck was broken into while parked at 115 Birchwood Drive and a set of keys was stolen, a building at 145 Birchwood Drive was broken into, a Volkswagon Jetta and a Jeep were broken into at 129 Birchwood Drive, a Chevrolet S-10 was broken into at 125 Birchwood Drive, at 170 Birchwood Drive a Ford Windstar van was broken into, a warrant said. The warrants also show a Nissan Altima at 445 Stone Road was broken into and a Bushnell watch valued at $150 was taken.

Authorities said Keller had 11 grams of tramadol, a painkiller, on him, which belonged to one victim. Price had a marijuana grinder on him, a warrant said.

The two were stopped riding a moped on Stone Road after reports of a suspicious vehicle in the area. A deputy questioned the two and spotted a N.C. Department of Corrections badge on the ground where Price was standing.

Officers later determined the badge belonged to one of the victims. Initially four victims were identified and soon others reported their vehicles were also broken into and items taken.

Price was charged in February with breaking into two vehicles where investigators say he took a personal vaporizer and a revolver as well as an Acer laptop and iPhone from a home. Price was charged with breaking into a Stokes Ferry Road home in December. He appeared intoxicated and told the homeowner he was looking for someone. She told him the person was outside and when he walked outside, she locked the door and called 911.

He remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond. Keller remains in the jail under a $35,000 secured bond.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

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