A Clarksville resident detained three alleged vehicle burglars early this morning until police could come and make the arrests.
A news release from Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says Joseph Demille of Summerhaven Road called 911 just after midnight about three teenagers who appeared to be scoping out houses and attempting to break into vehicles on Lamont Court.
A security light and noises outside of his home initially got Demille’s attention and he followed the boys after they left the area of his home. While waiting for police to arrive, Demille witnessed the trio allegedly getting into unlocked cars on Lamont and that’s when he detained them until law enforcement could get there.
Arrested on three counts of Vehicle Burglary were 19-year old Dylan Engle of Broadripple Road, 18-year old Mathew Merill of Tiny Town Road and a 16-year old juvenile.
The trio reportedly admitted to the break-ins, but said they were looking for loose change to buy sodas at a nearby store. Their efforts brought them five dollars in change and a trip to the Montgomery County Jail.