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6:03 AM Mon, Feb. 18th

Unlocked doors aid suspected burglars

KINGMAN - Kingman Police made two arrests last week for a series of burglaries in the Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course area.

Around five cars were burglarized recently in the 1800 block of Gates Avenue and the 2500 block of Golf Drive. A 2003 red Dodge truck was also reported stolen from the 1800 block of Golden Gate Avenue.

Police spotted the truck in downtown Kingman Thursday and pulled over the two teenage occupants inside. Lt. Rusty Cooper said 19-year-old Andrew Scott Faylor of Golden Valley and a 15-year-old Kingman runaway both admitted to the thefts.

Both were charged with multiple felony counts of vehicle burglary, residential burglary, vehicle theft, theft, and theft of a credit card.

Some of the stolen goods were recovered.

Police said that in most of the incidents, the boys took advantage of unlocked doors. Several years ago the Kingman Police Department ran a "Lock It or Lose It!"

campaign, which they said minimizes a person's chances for becoming a victim of crime.

The department said it's been their experience that the vast majority of vehicle burglaries and vehicle thefts over the past year have been to vehicles that have been left unlocked.

Faylor was booked into the Mohave County Jail, while the 15-year-old was booked into the Mohave County Juvenile Detention Center.