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Two Ark City juveniles arrested on suspicion of burglaries, thefts

Teens facing aggravated burglary, drug possession, stolen property charges

Arkansas City Police Department logoTwo Arkansas City teenagers were arrested Aug. 6 by the Arkansas City Police Department in connection with a pair of recent burglaries and thefts.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, possession of stolen property and theft.

He was transported to and booked into Cowley County Juvenile Intake.

A 13-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and theft.

He was transported to the Arkansas City Police Department and later released to the custody of a parent.

Officers responded early Saturday to 608 S. Fifth St. for a report of an unknown suspect or suspects who had entered the residence while the occupants were asleep and stolen numerous items.

Later that morning, officers again were called to the 600 block of South Fifth Street. They contacted two juvenile males, aged 13 and 14.

A search of the 14-year-old’s room turned up evidence of the aggravated burglary and theft.

Evidence from another previously reported burglary and theft also was located, as were drug paraphernalia and marijuana.

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.