Butner police charge 5 juveniles in car break-ins, stolen gun cases; find car stolen in Wake County

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Friday, June 7, 2024
Butner police charge 5 juveniles in car break-ins, stolen gun cases
Butner police said they found that the vehicle used in the crimes was stolen from Wake County.

BUTNER, N.C. (WTVD) -- Butner Public Safety said Thursday that five juveniles were facing multiple charges after an investigation into car break-ins at a local business Tuesday.

On Wednesday, officers spotted the suspect vehicle, a black Kia Sportage, at a home on West C Street and determined that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Wake County.

A search warrant was obtained for the vehicle and residence. At first, several people inside the home refused to come out, police said, but officers eventually got them to comply with the assistance of the Granville County Sheriff's Office.

Weapons seized at the home by Butner Public Safety.
Weapons seized at the home by Butner Public Safety.
Butner Public Safety

A search of the car and home found nine firearms, five of which were confirmed as stolen from multiple cities in North Carolina. Five juveniles were taken into custody.

Three of the juveniles were charged with:

  • 9 counts of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle-felony
  • 9 counts of minor in possession of firearm-misdemeanor
  • 5 counts of possession of stolen firearm-felony
  • 5 counts of larceny-misdemeanor
  • 2 counts of larceny of a firearm-felony
  • 2 counts of weapon of mass destruction -felony
  • 1 count of possession of stolen vehicle-felony
  • 1 count of financial card fraud-felony
  • 1 count of simple possession marijuana misdemeanor
  • 1 count of Resist, Delay, Obstruct a public official-misdemeanor

Two of the juveniles were charged with:

  • 9 counts of minor in possession of firearm-misdemeanor

  • 5 counts of possession of stolen firearm-felony

  • 2 counts of weapon of mass destruction -felony

  • 1 count of possession of stolen vehicle-felony

  • 1 count of financial card fraud-felony

  • 1 count of simple possession marijuana misdemeanor

  • 1 count of Resist, Delay, Obstruct a public official-misdemeanor

All of the juveniles were issued secure custody orders and turned over to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Division of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.