Three Richmond Hill teenagers were arrested Tuesday and charged with burglary.
Two of them, 19-year-old Randall Golden and 18-year-old Patrick Williams, are being charged with two burglaries – one on Golden Grove Lane in the Main Street subdivision and one in the Crossings. Police say both burglaries took place Nov. 17. The third suspect, 18-year-old Richmond Hill High School student Mathew Romero, was arrested and charged with just the Main Street burglary.
Richmond Hill Police Department Capt. Mike Albritton said a witness called authorities midday on Monday to report the Main Street crime. He said a neighbor observed Golden’s black SUV pull up to a residence. The witness said three men entered the home empty handed but exited the home carrying property and loaded it into the SUV.
Albritton said police pulled over the trio as they were leaving the subdivision, but could not then pin the crime on them becaue the homeowner was not at home.
"Consent was not given to search the vehicle," Albritton said. But there was property in the back of the vehicle in plain sight, so the officer took a picture of it. When the homeowner got home later that evening, he reported to be missing many of the items from the photographs."
The three teens were arrested the following day and taken to the Bryan County Jail. While they were in custody, Albritton said information developed on Monday night’s burglary at the Crossings which linked Golden and Williams to that crime as well.
Golden and Williams each have a probation hold on them because both were arrested in December for allegedly burglarizing and vandalizing multiple Richmond Hill schools during the holiday break.