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Alert Neighbors Help Deputies Catch Two Teens Suspected in Spring Hill Burglaries

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Hernando deputies say the teens admitted to committing several residential and vehicle burglaries in the area earlier Tuesday morning. 

SPRING HILL – Deputies caught two teens suspected of committing burglaries in the Spring Hill area after several neighbors called to report suspicious people were knocking on doors, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said.

A 14-year-old boy was charged with two counts of Occupied Residential Burglary, which were enhanced to first-degree felonies because he lives in Pasco County and came to Hernando County to commit the crimes. He was also faces a charge of Possession of Alcohol by a Minor. A 15-year-old girl was charged with two counts of Occupied Residential Burglary and one count of Possession of Alcohol by a Minor.

Additional charges are pending further investigation.

Deputies said the two admitted to obtaining the alcoholic beverages by breaking into a nearby home. They also admitted to committing several residential and vehicle burglaries in the area earlier Tuesday (Aug. 18)  morning. Deputies said the two told them they hid the items in some nearby shrubbery when they realized neighbors were watching them.

The teens were unable to provide a complete list of all the vehicles and homes they either burglarized or attempted to burglarize.

A victim living on Botanical Drive was home at the time the teens tried to break into his home. Another victim living on Gaston Street was also home when the teens tried to break into her home.

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