A couple of alleged car thieves were arrested last week.
Zachary Paul Hayden, 17, and Zachary Jamal Maxwell, 21, both of Dawsonville were each arrested on six counts of entering an automobile and six counts of theft-by-taking, Dawson County Sheriff Public Information Officer Tony Wooten said. All entering automobile charges are felonies, and all but one of the theft-by-taking charges is a misdemeanor.
According to Wooten, Hayden and Maxwell entered six different vehicles in a neighborhood off Perimeter Road around 1 a.m., Feb. 18. They were walking on foot and checking unlocked cars and taking stuff, Wooten said.
Electronics, phone chargers, tools, bags and one pistol were among the items stolen.
Investigator Bobby Samples was aided in identifying the suspects through home video surveillance at one of the victims residence. Dawson County High School Resource Officer Stan Harris also helped identify one of the suspects because he recognized him from school.
At press time, both men are in custody at the Dawson County jail. Maxwells bond is set at $12,200 and Haydens at $6,200.