Teens, adult arrested for Masterson Station burglaries

By: Jordan Vilines Email
By: Jordan Vilines Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington police have arrested two teenagers and an adult, they say, could be responsible for a rash of burglaries in the Masterson Station neighborhood.

“People don't seem to have much regard for other people's property these days, It's so scary,” said Tom Combs, who lives around the area.

Police say they caught the teenagers, ages 14 and 16, breaking into a home on Lemon Drop Lane around 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

“School is in session so I’m just curious about where the parents are,” Combs told WKYT.

Police say an adult, Brandon Douglas, was serving as a lookout.

When officers arrived, Douglas allegedly alerted the two juveniles who took off running but police later arrested them along with Douglas, who had an outstanding warrant.

Police say since July 1, there have been 8 thefts from homes, a theft from a construction site and seven car break-ins around Masterson Station.

They're investigating to see if the suspects are connected to any of those crimes.

Although these arrests have been made, neighbors plan to keep one eye open until the crime in their once quiet neighborhood comes to a stop.

“I’ll pay attention more to the neighborhood and other people's homes to see if anything seems out of place,” said Pat Hisel, neighbor.

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