Two boys charged in Shoreline burglary

Two boys, ages 12 and 16, were arrested Dec. 11 for allegedly stealing a handgun, multiple cellphones and an expensive watch from at residence in the 4300 block of Shoreline Drive North. 

The incident occurred on Monday, Dec. 9. While the residents were away from the home, the boys were recorded on the home’s surveillance system entering the home through a pet door at the back of the house.

Pictures created from the home’s surveillance system were posted on social media by the victim and someone recognized one of the kids. Police contacted the boy at 8 p.m. the same evening and discovered some of the stolen property in the boy’s backpack. 

Two days later, the investigation led to a second suspect who also lived nearby. More stolen property was recovered from the second boy’s residence. 

The boys were taken to Marion County Juvenile Detention and charged with first-degree burglary. All the stolen property was returned to the owner.