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7:41 PM Tue, Oct. 23rd

13-year-olds arrested for GV crime spree

KINGMAN - Two 13-year-old brothers from Golden Valley are facing several felony charges in connection with a string of burglaries, after police found a cache of stolen weapons in a trailer where they'd been staying.

Twins Earl Vincent Edmondson and Larry Earl Edmondson are charged with seven counts of first-degree burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The pair were caught in the act of burglarizing a home in the 3500 block of Bibo Road Saturday afternoon by deputies who were in the area looking for the brothers in connection with a burglary reported in the area earlier that morning, according to Trish Carter with the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's deputies had taken a burglary report in the 3300 block of Klagetoh Saturday morning in which a .22 caliber handgun and a .22 rifle were stolen. Police were doing a patrol of the area when they spotted the boys burglarizing the home on Bibo Road around 1:40 p.m. that afternoon.

The pair ran from the residence, jumped a fence and allegedly ditched a 9mm handgun in an alley before they were apprehended, Carter said.

Once in custody, the boys allegedly admitted to a string of burglaries, including the one earlier that morning.

Carter said further investigations led deputies to a trailer in the 3000 block of Mazatzal Drive, which the brothers had broken into and had been staying for two days.

Carter said police found numerous reported stolen items inside the trailer, including Zippo style lighters, binoculars, coins, four knives, numerous rifles, one pellet gun and two BB guns.

Carter said Earl and Larry Edmondson have been connected to at least nine burglaries between Oct. 30 and Nov. 7 in the northeast section of Golden Valley.

The boys are currently being held in the Mohave County Juvenile Detention Center and may face additional charges.