3 Jackson juveniles charged in string of Medina thefts

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. — Three juveniles from Jackson are facing multiple charges after an investigation by Medina police into a recent string of thefts.

Burglary burglariesThe investigation involves thefts of a car, handguns, long guns, cash and electronics, according to a release from the Medina Police Department.

The three juveniles are each charged with one count of theft of property over $10,000, three counts of theft of property over $500, and two counts of theft of property under $500, according to the release.

The charges are the result of an extensive investigation by Medina police with the help of other law enforcement agencies, according to the release.

The investigation also led to the recovery of a BMW stolen in Medina and later found in a field in the Denmark area of Madison County.

The case is ongoing in Juvenile Court of Gibson County in Trenton.

Police say their investigation involves surveillance video, evidence and interviews with suspects.

“We have spent countless hours on these cases and we are doing everything in our power to have them prosecuted to the full extent of the law, and we want to send a message to the thieves out there to simply stay out of Medina,” Police Chief Jason Oliver said in the release. “We take these crimes very seriously and will continue to patrol night and day to continue to build relationships in the community and help gather information and intelligence that helps us prosecute these crimes.”

Oliver urges citizens to keep their vehicles locked at all times and to not leave valuables — especially firearms — in their vehicle.

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