TPD Arrests 6 Juveniles, 1 Adult in Overnight Crime Spree
Officers with the Tuscaloosa Police Department have arrested six juveniles and one adult after a Sunday night crime spree, a spokesperson said Monday afternoon.
Stephanie Taylor, the department's public information officer, said officers were called to 2nd Avenue East and 31st Street after a resident there caught three young men breaking into a car in their carport around 2:30 Monday morning.
Just before 4 a.m., a second call came in from the 3400 block of Fifth Court, where a caller reported hearing several gunshots and seeing a suspicious vehicle in the road.
Investigators discovered an abandoned Honda accord that had been reported stolen and had it towed from the scene.
Minutes later, a caller in the 100 block of 30th Street reported two unknown vehicles had left the road and become stuck in her backyard.
Police found a stolen Mercedes and an Infiniti belonging to a 21-year-old taken into custody at the scene in the caller's yard. Taylor said the Mercedes had gotten stuck in the yard and police believe the suspect was trying to push it free with their Infiniti.
Officers arrested six juvenile suspects and the 21-year-old, all of who are being questioned and are expected to face multiple criminal charges. Taylor confirmed three of the suspects arrested match the security footage obtained from the vehicle break-in on Second Avenue East.
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