Six Humboldt-area teens arrested for auto theft, property damage

Six teens – one who is already on probation – were arrested last week after Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies said they stole a car and crashed it into a fence and trees.

On Aug. 2, deputies responded to a stolen vehicle call in the 2700 block of S. Butte Street in Humboldt, where the victim told them he felt a neighbor’s son was involved, said Dwight D’Evelyn, spokesman for the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies also found the car had struck a fence and trees in the 2800 block of S. Rancho Place and then left the scene.

The following day, deputies found the stolen car in a wash in Humboldt and discovered evidence that led them to believe six teen boys were involved and began looking for them.

They located two of the suspects and apprehended them after a foot pursuit.

Two more were found – one of whom admitted his involvement and another who is on probation – later in the day, D’Evelyn said, and the car keys were found hidden in the probationer’s bedroom.

The fifth suspect was caught that same day, and the sixth was arrested on Aug. 4.

Three of the suspects are 15 years old and three are 17.

All six were booked into the Prescott Juvenile Detention Center on charges including auto theft and property damage.