Williamsburg Police: Four-week theft spree ends with arrests

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WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – Guns, fireworks and scooters were just a few of the items taken during a four-week crime spree in Williamsburg.

Williamsburg Police say in those weeks, the city was hit hard by thieves stealing from vehicles and outbuildings.

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Police say the latest happened early Monday morning in the Florence Avenue and North 10th Street area.

Officers say the suspects took three handguns and ammunition from a vehicle and then went to North 10th Street and were captured on home surveillance stealing a bicycle and two scooters. The suspects then took several hundred dollars worth of fireworks from an outbuilding on North 10th street and ditched the scooters and bicycle.

The Williamsburg Police Department stepped up patrols throughout the city and say late Monday night, an officer spotted 18-year-old Charmon L Spring walking in the Moore Avenue area.

Police say he matched one of the suspects in the surveillance video and when they searched him, they found marijuana, $120 in cash and 45-caliber ammunition that matched the caliber of a stolen weapon.

Their investigation then led them to a home on Cliff End Street where officers say they recovered two stolen handguns along with stolen fireworks and other items.

They then went to an apartment in Brush Arbor where an additional stolen firearm was recovered along with more stolen fireworks. Police say a juvenile at the apartment was a match for one of the suspects on the surveillance video and was taken into custody.

Officers say they found another stolen firearm hidden in a wooded area in Highland Park and a stolen rifle at a home on Old Corbin Pike.

Spring is in the Whitley County Detention Center on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, four counts of receiving stolen firearm and unlawful transaction with a minor.

Police say the juvenile was charged with multiple felony offenses and released to a relative.

Additional charges and arrests are expected.