Detectives quickly recovered two firearms after a Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) cruiser was burglarized early yesterday morning, and two juveniles have been charged. Officers responded to a report of two vehicle burglaries on Hickory Station Lane yesterday. One of those vehicles was an unmarked THP cruiser, and its contents were spread across the area. A shotgun and rifle were stolen, and detectives quickly began pursuing leads and additional evidence.
This afternoon, the department received a tip that led detectives to a nearby home, and detectives found the stolen firearms in the bedroom of a 17-year-old male. Further investigation led detectives to a 15-year-old male, who was part of the burglary with the 17-year-old. Both have been charged with Burglary and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. The stolen firearms were returned to the THP.