3 teens charged in 12 Statesville vehicle break-ins

The Iredell County Sheriff's Office arrested three teens involved in 12 overnight vehicle break-ins on Wednesday. 

Deputies responded to the area of Bristol Rd. where a citizen observed suspicious activity.

Officers searched the area and found three suspects, a 16-year-old, 15-year-old and 13-year-old.

Deputies say evidence was found on the suspects that linked them to the multiple overnight car break-ins.

Deputies discovered the suspects were linked to the 5 car break-ins as well as other cases that happened in the area.

The other 7 vehicle break-ins have happened in the same area over the past 10 days.

The 16-year-old was taken into custody and will be charged with the 12 vehicle breaking and entering cases. The 13-year-old was released to his parents, while DSS took custody of the 15-year-olds. Detectives will be seeking charges against the 13 and 15 year through Juvenile Services.

The investigation is ongoing.