FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Investigators with the Fort Smith Police Department arrested three juvenile suspects in connection with several vehicle break-ins this week.
Aric Mitchell, PIO with the Fort Smith Police Department, says over the past few days police have received a total of 18 vehicle breaking-and-entering reports.
The vehicles were processed for potential evidence, and latent prints were developed and lifted from at least one.
In response to the rise in break-ins, officers increased patrols in the affected areas near Dodson Avenue.
Early Wednesday (Oct. 9) morning, the three juvenile suspects were arrested.
During questioning, the juveniles admitted to 20 vehicle breaking-and-enterings.
Mitchell says the investigation is still ongoing at this time and encourages anyone with further information to contact Fort Smith Detectives at 479-709-5116.
The identities of the three suspects will not be released due to their age.