Police: 4 teens arrested in 80-plus Cleveland car break-ins


CLEVELAND (WKYC) — Police on Wednesday announced they had arrested four teens in connection with the break-ins of dozens of cars across the area over the last few weeks.

Authorities tell WKYC the suspects are all teen boys, with three being 16 years old and one being 17.

They are accused of breaking into at least 80 vehicles from the city's fourth district on the southeast side all the way to Shaker Heights and Cleveland Heights.

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Charges have not yet officially been filed, but officials say they could include aggravated robbery, breaking and entering, theft, and trespassing. In addition, they allegedly had a weapon with them when taken into custody, and are also under investigation for more break-ins downtown as well as East Cleveland.

The rash of break-ins reached a boiling point Sunday night, when dozens of car windows were smashed near University Circle, Cedar Hill, and elsewhere.

The Cleveland Heights Police Department told media 46 vehicles were broken into that night alone, and some had items stolen from them.