6 juveniles in custody in connection with 15 car burglaries, 2 stolen cars

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist, Garrett Brnger - Reporter

BOERNE, Texas - Boerne Police apprehended six juveniles in connection with a string of car burglaries, many of which took place at an apartment complex overnight, the department announced in a Facebook post Wednesday.

Police said several vehicles were burglarized at the Vantage at Boerne apartments on Old San Antonio Road Tuesday night. So far, police have linked 15 car burglaries and two stolen vehicles to the juveniles. 

Each are charged with organized crime, theft of a motor vehicle, burglary of a vehicle, possession of stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, according to police.

One of the stolen vehicles was recovered, police said.

One of the victims, Shanthi Cleckler, said she did not realize her SUV had been burglarized at first.

She first noticed something was off Wednesday morning when her daughter jumped into what she thought had been the locked vehicle. Then, when Cleckler went to buy breakfast, she could not find her wallet, which she normally has in her center console.

Cleckler said she returned to the apartments after dropping off her children,and was searching through her car when police approached her and told her about the burglaries.

“Everything was in that, and the holidays are coming up,” Cleckler said, referring to her wallet. “Thanksgiving's just like right around the corner, and I didn't have -- now I don't have anything. I feel very, very violated.”

Police reminded people to lock their vehicles and to not leave keys in their cars.

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