Mansfield Police Department

Arrest of 17 Year-Old Closes Several Cases

On Monday, June 24, 2013, at approximately 12:48 a.m., police investigated a suspicious vehicle observed in the area of Birmingham Drive and Durham Drive, in the Mapleton development.  One of the occupants of the vehicle, a 17 year-old male, was determined to be a person of interest in a number of recent investigations, including the unauthorized entry of a vacant home and at least two incidents of a vehicle being taken without the owner’s consent.  Officers detained the subject and transported him to police headquarters for an interview.  At the conclusion of the interview, the suspect was arrested and charged with joyriding and criminal trespass.  He was later released pending a hearing in juvenile court.  Additional charges on the subject are pending.