Lexington Police say a recent crime spree by some young burglars was cut short this week. They were able to make the arrests during a traffic stop where they found some of the stolen items.
Chief Robert Kirklin says 2 businesses and 4-5 cars were broken into in the past month. Three handguns taken from the cars, an air compressor and a tent were recovered.
Chief Kirklin said, "Some of the people we arrested are some of the same offenders that have been charged in the past, so hopefully this time they will serve some time in jail."
Two businesses were also hit; Glady's Restaurant, where a TV was taken, and N-less Sports Bar and Grill, where quarters were taken out of a pool table.
Owner Gladys William said, "It's OK to be young but get a job and support whatever habit you may have. We have no problem with age in this town we want our young men but not to break in and harass us. I've lost countless hours of sleep."
Lexington Police say they expect to make more arrests in this case, and they even got one of those in custody to confess to the crimes.
Chief Kirklin said, "I think if the younger people had more to do while school is out they wouldn't have time to go and commit crime, if some of the parents would step up to the plat and keep the kids at home or find kids and give them something to do other than breaking the law."
After talking to business owners in town we found several more were hit, including an auto parts store, and a cleaners that had cash and other merchandise taken.