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Prescott Valley teens arrested for alleged 'spree'

Two Prescott Valley teenagers were arrested Thursday after allegedly going on a "burglary spree" - stealing a handgun and other items, according to the Prescott Valley Police Department.

Police were called Thursday morning after a resident in the Sauter Drive and Spouse Drive area reported her car window was smashed while she was walking her dog. She gave police a description of two boys in hooded sweatshirts running away from her car.

Officers searched the area and saw two boys who fit the description the caller had given. Officers first saw the boys running, then found them hiding in bushes.

"The subjects were taken into custody and later identified as a 14-year-old male and a 16-year-old male, both from Prescott Valley," said Art Askew of the PV Police.

After the parents of the two boys were contacted, Askew said, "Detectives went to their homes to search the rooms of the juveniles for evidence of past vehicle burglaries that had occurred in that same area over the past several days.

"Primarily, detectives were concerned because a handgun had been stolen from a vehicle the night before. During the search of one of the juvenile's bedroom, detectives did locate a handgun under the bed."

The serial number of the gun matched that reported by its owner after a Tuesday vehicle burglary.

"During a search of the suspects and their backpack, officers located several containers of marijuana, along with drug paraphernalia," said Askew.

The two teens were booked into the Yavapai County Juvenile Detention Facility on burglary and drug charges.

"Further charges are pending follow-up investigation to try to identify any other potential victims," said Askew.

He requests than any Prescott Valley residents who had items stolen from their vehicles and/or damage to their vehicles call 928-772-9267, ext. 5182.

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