Two Havelock teenagers were arrested and charged with multiple counts of felony breaking and entering, and larceny.
Two Havelock teenagers were arrested and charged with multiple counts of felony breaking and entering, and larceny on Wednesday night.
Arrested were Brian Paul Jones, 19, and George Joseph Yulee, 18, according to a release from the Havelock Police Department. Both are being held in the Craven County Jail under $100,000 bonds.
Jones is charged with one count of felony conspiracy, eight counts of felony larceny, and nine counts of felony breaking and entering. Yulee is charged with one count of felony conspiracy, three counts of felony larceny, and three counts of felony breaking and entering.
According to the release, Havelock police had been investigating multiple residential break-ins over the past two months but were able to use information provided by the public in the arrests of Jones and Yulee.
The break-ins happened during daylight hours in several locations throughout the city, said Lt. Brian Woods of the Havelock Police Department.
“Sometimes they were on foot and sometimes there were in a vehicle,” Woods said.
Locations where the break-ins occurred include Pinto Court, Lake Road, Mustang Court, John Court, Mare Court, Shepard Street, Garrett Lane and Rams Road.
“They were after electronics, jewelry and money,” Woods said.
Both men were arrested at their residences on Wednesday night.
Jones was found in possession of stolen property including jewelry, a GPS unit, two external hard drives, a class ring and iPods.
“We’ve identified the victims with the stuff that we’ve recovered at this point,” Woods said.
Woods said that either the victims had their serial numbers or that information on the individual device led police to the rightful owners.
“Their record-keeping was good,” Wood said.
Woods said that the investigation is still ongoing and police anticipate more charges to be filed.
“We’ve made good progress in these break-ins,” Woods said. “We’ve solved probably 11 breaking and entering cases at this point.”
According to the N.C. Department of Corrections, Yulee was given a suspended sentence in 2010 for disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana. No record could be found for Jones in North Carolina, but he is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 10 on charges of misdemeanor larceny and assault with a deadly weapon.
Police are still encouraging residents to secure their homes and keep valuables out of sight. They also say owners should maintain good records of serial numbers for valuable items that could help in recovery if the items are stolen.
Anyone with information on these crimes can call the Havelock Police Department at 447-3212 or the confidential tip line at 463-7115 or go online to www.havelocknc.us and select police and tip line to leave a confidential message.