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3 Suspects Arrested for Attempted Burglary/Car Break-ins

Athens-Clarke County Police Department

Athens-Clarke County Police have arrested three suspects in connection with a burglary attempt and a spree of entering auto incidents.

According to a media release from the department, 18-year old Derrick Watson is charged with Attempted Burglary, and Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime.

17-year old Derrion Watson is charged with Attempted Burglary, possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Related Objects and wearing a mask to Conceal Identity.

An unnamed 14-year old juvenile is charged with Attempted Burglary, Loitering and Prowling, and a Daytime Curfew Violation.

Police say a homeowner on Towne Square Drive called authorities after spotting their three suspects walking behind a neighbor’s house.

The release states the men tried to enter the home, but fled when the resident saw them.

The adults were taken to the Clarke County Jail and the juvenile was detained at the Department of Juvenile Justice. Entering Auto warrants will be sought against Derrick and Derrion Watson.

On Tuesday the police department released a statement regarding more than 30 Entering Auto complaints from Athens-Clarke County neighborhoods and apartment complexes.

Credit Athens-Clarke County Police Department
Derrion Watson

Police urge residents to remove valuables from their vehicles and lock then when parked for the night. They warn the thieves are looking for anything of value, including firearms.

In order to avoid being targeted police advise drivers to park in well-lit areas, turn on home exterior lights, and lock vehicle doors.

For more information on crime prevention, contact the Community Outreach Crime Prevention Unite at 706-613-3358 extension 231 and 235.