MPD arrests 16-year-old boy on multiple theft charges

Police say teen sustained minor injuries while detained by resident
Police say 63-year-old Gary Lee Johnston was arrested at a resort in Roatan on Aug. 29.
Police say 63-year-old Gary Lee Johnston was arrested at a resort in Roatan on Aug. 29.(MGN)
Published: Dec. 1, 2022 at 12:50 PM CST
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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile police arrested a 16-year-old boy on several theft charges related to vehicles.

According to police, officers responded to the 6000 block of Belle Bayou Drive at 3 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a male subject attempting to steal a 4-wheeler. The suspect fled before officers arrived. Later Wednesday, police were called to Dauphin Island Parkway and Bayou Road in reference to a resident detaining a male subject who allegedly attempted to steal a 4-wheeler.

Police said the teen suffered minor injuries while being detained by the resident and was treated by medical personnel.

Officers found that the teen was in possession of a reported stolen vehicle and was responsible for two attempted 4-wheeler thefts, authorities said.

He was arrested and taken to Strickland Youth Center.

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