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4 teens arrested, accused of stealing utility vehicle in Twentynine Palms

Four Twentynine Palms juveniles were arrested Tuesday on accusations that they stole a John Deere utility vehicle.

At around 7:30 a.m., a deputy from the Morongo Basin responded to a burglary call at a residence on the 5800 block of Luckie Avenue in Twentynine Palms.

The reporting party told the deputy that at 11 p.m. on Monday, some unknown suspects forced open the rolling garage-type door for the maintenance building and took a John Deere Gator.

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The Gator had been stolen in a previous theft from the same location last month. The theft occurred in the same manner as the most recent one, and the utility vehicle was found and returned a few days later.

The deputy attempted to contact the previous suspect and was unable to locate him at his residence.

During the course of the investigation, the deputy contacted the four juvenile suspects at a residence in the 6900 block of 49 Palms Avenue in Twentynine Palms.

The juveniles, ages are 15, 16, 16 and 17, and deputies said they eventually disclosed the location of the stolen vehicle, leading its recovery.

All four of the juveniles were arrested for burglary and grand theft auto.Two were released to their parents and the other two juveniles were transported to San Bernardino Juvenile Hall, where they were booked on charges of burglary and unlawful taking or driving of a vehicle.

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Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760) 366-4175.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME.

KESQ News Team

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