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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Police say two teens behind recent burglaries

  • Two 15-year-old boys are in the process of being charged with five burglaries in Wellington that occurred in recent weeks.
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  • Two 15-year-old boys are in the process of being charged with five burglaries in Wellington that occurred in recent weeks.
    Police released a video Monday taken by a surveilance camera at the recreation center, showing two people trying to get in the bulding.
    Later in the afternoon two suspects were identified.
    Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath said the video was the key to cracking the case.
    It is unusual to have two children charged with crimes like this. Heath said he would refer both cases to the county attorney who will make the final determination of what to do.
    “If the county attorney feels there is a enough information to substantiate a case, we will go from there,” Heath said.
    One of boys was released to his parents and the other one remains in custody. Both are from Wellington.
    Police believe the two were responsible for burglaries at the Recreation Center, Cases Country Kitchen and the Assembly of God church on Botkin St.
    The Rec Center has had several break-ins in recent weeks. Police Chief Tracy Heath said they did not break in while this video was recording, but they did steal the camera.
    The video captures two minutes around 1:50 a.m. Sunday. It shows two while males. One appears to be wearing glasses, light colored hair (Mohawk style) and wearing shorts.  
    Heath said the video was the key. He recomments all businesses use cameras for that reason.
    “I would love to see every business have video cameras,” he said.
    Police were om the process of recovering some of the stolen property - much of it cash - on Tuesday.
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