Teens charged in Hunterdale burglaries

Published 11:50 pm Thursday, December 11, 2008

FRANKLIN—Three area juveniles have been charged with multiple offenses relating from a rash of burglaries spanning from Nov. 16 to 30 in the Hunterdale community.

The Hunterdale Volunteer Fire Department was broken into and a change machine containing money was stolen. Hair Etc., located on Delaware Road, was targeted twice, with money and an Ipod reported stolen.

The culprits unsuccessfully attempted break-ins at the Hunterdale Service Center and David’s Market.

A camera was damaged during the attempt at David’s Market but not before the possible suspects were recorded.

The Franklin Police Department’s investigation following the incidents recovered evidence that culminated in charges being brought against the three on Wednesday.

The juveniles are being charged with burglary, attempted burglary, possession of burglary tools, grand larceny, conspiracy to commit a felony and destruction of property.

The youths are 14, 15 and 16. The 14 and 15 year olds are residents of Franklin, while the 16-year-old is from Southampton County.

All three were sent to the Tidewater Detention Home after an appearance in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Wednesday.

Franklin Police Department spokesman Lt T.W. Whitt said, “Officers are still doing some investigation in this case but, to my knowledge there will be no further arrests in this case.”