Students arrested in break-ins

Hickory police have arrested four Hickory High School students in relation to a string of break-ins and larcenies in northwest Catawba County.

Police say Meguel Robinson, 16; Anton Harris, 16; Tyheem Walton, 17; and Jamario McCombs, 17, are all connected to six car and home break-ins between November and this week.

Hickory Police Sgt. Porter said a member of the public called police after seeing three suspicious black males walking in the pouring rain on Tuesday.

Porter said HPD was able to identify the subjects on Wednesday and an investigation revealed that they were involved with the break-ins and larcenies.

Robinson, Walton and Harris were arrested on Wednesday and charged with 12 felonies and three misdemeanors. McCombs was arrested on Thursday and charged with felony breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and conspiracy breaking and entering.

“We anticipate numerous other charges in the future,” Porter said.

Authorities say the teens may be linked to more than 25 incidents on motor vehicle and home larcenies where computer equipment and jewelry were stolen.

The six larcenies the teens are already charged for occurred near second street, 17th Avenue Northwest and 19th Avenue Northwest in Hickory.