Three teens accused of car burglaries in Freeport

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FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) -- Three teens were stopped after allegedly wandering through Freeport neighborhoods Wednesday morning and breaking into cars.

Two teen boys, ages 14 and 17, and an 18-year-old girl were accused of car burglaries in Freeport.

Police responded to the 1200 block of West Empire Street around 12:15 a.m. after a homeowner reportedly confronted three juveniles near a garage.

Officers then were called to the 900 block of West Cleveland Street after a report of three juveniles walking through residential yards.

One patrol officer reported seeing teens that matched the suspects' descriptions leaving Cub Foods at 1512 South West Avenue.

The teens reportedly retreated back to the store after spotting a police car. One was stopped near the entrance, while the others were found in the men's restroom.

In a trash can, officers recovered a GPS, which was later determined to be stolen from an unlocked car.

The 14-year-old was charged with a curfew offense, but released to his parents. The other two juveniles were also released to their parents, pending further investigation, according to police.

If you happened to have any items stolen, contact Freeport police at 815-235-8222.