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Student stops burglary
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A high school student helped stop a burglary in process at his home.

According to Capt. Tony Wooten of the Dawson County Sheriffs Office, the call came in at approximately 3:30 p.m., March 9, from a homeowner who had received a call from her 17-year-old son.

The teenager was detaining a peer of his after coming home and finding the suspect coming out of the basement.

He demanded the suspect empty his pockets.

When law enforcement arrived, they bagged three plastic bags containing nearly $2,000 worth of gold and other jewelry.

Canaan Mills, 18, of Dawsonville, made a statement to law enforcement when they arrived at the scene that he was breaking and entering the home.

Law enforcement reported to the scene within three minutes of the initial call.

Burglaries are down this year from 2011, and they were down then from 2010, Wooten stated. Were working hard to bring down burglary rates, and the numbers reflect that.