Marion County Car Burglars Caught

Four people were arrested for breaking into nine cars in Marion County on Sunday morning.
Director of public information for Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Paul Bloom, said two 15-year-olds, a 16-year-old, and a 21-year-old were checking cars for money to buy marijuana.
Bloom said going from car to car to see if any are unlocked is what juveniles call “Car-hopping."
According to officials, a neighbor saw someone breaking into a vehicle Sunday morning and the neighbor yelled at them.
Then one of the suspects shot three rounds into the air with a gun that was stolen from a vehicle.
Neighbor, Stephanie Harden, said her dog woke her up around 5 a.m. because of noises outside. Harden said she witnessed the break-ins and responded.

“Then when I said something else to them, they shot the gun out the window into the air and that’s when the bullets were found in my front yard," said Harden.

The burglars were found and arrested at a nearby Wal-Mart.
Bloom said about 95% of the stolen car items were recovered. Bloom also said all of the cars were left unlocked and the crime was preventable.