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Pair of 12-year-olds arrested for breaking and entering, stealing

Posted at 11:38 PM, Jan 25, 2016

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Two 12-year-old boys were caught with stolen property after police responded to a break-in alarm Monday evening.

Shortly before 9 PM, Battle Creek police were called to a business in the 700 block of Capital Avenue SW on a report of a break-in. Upon arrival, officers discovered a window had been broken.

Two boys were spotted in the area and ran when approached by an officer. During the chase, police say that the suspects threw phones. The pair split – one of them entering a house on Eldred Street – before being caught.

Officers say that the two boys were found with stolen property from the business that had been broken into. In addition, more stolen property was found on them from a second business on Columbia Avenue near Capital.

They were both taken into custody for the break-in and thefts. They were both lodged at the Calhoun County Juvenile Home, pending court hearings.

The Battle Creek police are encouraging anyone with additional information about these thefts to contact them them at 269.781.0911 or Silent Observer at 269.964.3888.