HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Teenagers who used a Toyota Camry in a crime spree Thursday night have been arrested.
The Toyota Camry used in the crime spree was dumped at Burning Tree Apartments in Hermitage. It was recovered Friday afternoon.
In a news conference conducted in Hendersonville Friday night, Sgt Jim Vaughn of the Hendersonville Police Department stated the following:
- The BMW which crashed Friday afternoon was stolen in Nashville.
- Police originally responded to a burglary in progress at the time at Parkside Drive.
- The car crashed on Walton Ferry Road.
- Three teenagers fled the scene (two were captured at a short distance, while another ran a mile before being thwarted).
- One remained at the scene and was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries.
It was later determined the person that was visiting the home which was conspired to have the home burglarized.
Five teenagers were charged with burglary and other crimes.
They recovered two weapons and three cars:
- Toyota Camry (which was involved in the overnight crime spree Friday morning)
- Silver Honda (which was from Nashville, but stolen in Hendersonville)
- BMW (the car which crashed Friday afternoon)
In roughly three weeks, according to police, 12 teenagers have been charged with similar crimes.
Police also warned those who think about performing crimes in the Hendersonville area and also told citizens to lock their cars.