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Teens accused of theft are released to parents
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Three teenagers believed to be responsible for entering nearly two dozen vehicles near Ga. 400 on July 7 made their first appearance before a Juvenile Court judge Friday.


The names of the teens, all of whom are 16 and attend Dawson County High School, are not being released.


They had apparently been in custody at a regional youth detention center for a couple days, but were released to their parents Friday.


The exact charges they face have not been released.


According to Dawson County Sheriff’s reports, the alleged crime spree occurred between midnight and 6 a.m.


Most of the thefts were in the Dawson Forest Apartment complex, off Beartooth Parkway.


There were also entering auto and theft reports filed the same night from nearby Couch and Kilough Church roads.


Sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Goodie has said the missing items include electronics like cell phones, iPods and GPS systems.


The teens also reportedly took wallets containing credit and debit cards.


Few of the missing items have been found.