Two teens accused of stealing car in Edwardsburg and going on cross-country crime spree


By: Krystal Vivian

Two teenagers face larceny and automobile theft charges in Edwardsburg, Mich., after police say they stole vehicles and went on a crime spree across the country.

The 16-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl are accused of stealing a vehicle and a cell phone in Edwardsburg and then leaving the state, according to Chief Timothy Kozal with the Ontwa Township Edwardsburg Police Department.

The two are suspected of breaking into multiple vehicles in Valparaiso and then heading west. Kozal said the suspects left the stolen vehicle in Chickasaw County, Iowa, and stole a second vehicle before continuing west.

Kozal said they broke into more vehicles in Grand Island, Neb., and were eventually arrested in Green River, Utah.

The boy was on probation for an unrelated crime during the thefts.

The teens will be extradited back to Cass County, Mich., to face larceny and unlawful driving away of an automobile charges.