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Alleged toy theft draws felony charge
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Two teens face felony charges for allegedly stealing these two remote-control boats from a mobile home in Long County. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
Two Long County youths face felony charges after they allegedly entered a mobile home last month and stole two toy boats.
On May 11, Long County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Robert Poppell responded to a call of a reported burglary on Hardee Road. According to Poppell, the caller said she and her husband own a mobile home, which is adjacent to their residence and used for storage.
The woman said she checked the mobile home and found someone had been inside it. She said yarn was strewn throughout the home and two remote-control boats were missing.
According to LCSO Det. Tom Sollosi, who interviewed the homeowner, the woman said a teenage boy, whom she knew, had been seen around the mobile home. Sollosi said he interviewed the teenager, who admitted he entered the mobile home and stole the toy boats. The detective said the teen also was in possession of one of the boats at his home. The other boat was found with another teenager who allegedly was involved in the case.
After the first teen’s confession, he was arrested and charged with felony burglary. According to Sollosi, the other teen was found in possession of a toy boat and is under investigation for a possible connection to the theft and for receiving stolen property.
“We are tough on any type of burglary, and this is a felony offense, but it is sad that this kid, and possibly a second kid, didn’t think about the consequences of their actions,” Sollosi said. “Kids need to think before they just do what they want and then get themselves into trouble.”

Other LCSD news:
Sollosi said a prisoner at Long State Prison was charged with possession of a prohibited item by an inmate, a felony. According to the detective, Bobby Lee Grable was found to be in possession of a cell phone, which he had hidden in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Sollosi said Grable had his first appearance before Long County Judge Marie Middleton on June 3. He was taken back to prison where he will wait for his indictment to go before the Long County Grand Jury.
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