Car Thieves Identified As Juveniles

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  JACKSON – Authorities have identified a set of car thieves from a previous suspicious incident as a 15 and 13-year-old.

  Just before midnight on May 10, Officers Kevin Scheuerman and Michael Collins were patrolling an undeveloped cul-de-sac located off of Clearstream Road when they saw a car at the rear.

  They found two men in a gray 2007 Ford F150 pickup with a red tailgate, which matched the car description of a reported suspicious incident that occurred the previous day on North Boston Road.

  Officers confirmed that the truck was stolen out of Asbury Park and attempted to identify the two but discovered they had provided false names.

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  Police eventually identified them as a 15-year-old resident of Jackson and a 13-year-old resident of Holmdel. They were taken into custody and the vehicle was impounded.

  It was later learned that both suspects had been reported missing out of a group home in another county.

  The 13-year-old was charged on a juvenile complaint with hindering apprehension and receiving stolen property and was later turned over to a family member. The 15-year-old was charged on a juvenile complaint with hindering apprehension and receiving stolen property and was later lodged in the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center on an outstanding warrant for violation of probation.

  The media and the public are reminded that any persons arrested or charged with any offenses or crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.