Man arrested for breaking into Wenzville home

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 3:41 PM

WENTZVILLE (KMOV) - Wentzville Police say a "vigilant" citizen is to thank for arresting someone who broke into a house.

Police say someone called to report a break in at a house in the 300 Block of Coley Court. The caller gave police an accurate description of the vehicle driven by the suspect, 17-year-old Austin M. Johnson. The responding officers eventually stopped him and were able to recover property from taken from the house, which police estimate to be worth $4000. Police also found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the car.

Johnson was arrested and is charged with burglary and stealing. He is being held on a $20,0000 cash only bond.

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