7 teens arrested in ATV store burglary


PALATKA, Fla. – Seven teens between the ages of 13 and 17 were arrested Tuesday after Putnam County deputies said they forced entry into Dipsticks ATV, a motorcycle and watercraft repair business on North State Road 19.

IMAGES: Booking photos of teen suspects

Deputies said the teens got away with a Toshiba laptop computer, along with three all-terrain vehicles and two dirt bikes. The investigation and video surveillance from the business led to the identities of all seven suspects and the recovery of all three all-terrain vehicles and both of the dirt bikes, deputies said.

The suspects were identified as Christopher Crowley, Kenny Buckles, Marco Denson Jr., Robert Fields Jr., Jalen Mims, Tavaris Young and Eddie Tripp. All are charged with burglary, larceny and vehicle theft. They were turned over to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case or any criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Putnam County Sheriff's Office at 386-329-0800 or Crime Stoppers at 888-277-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.