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Three DeKalb teenagers charged in car burglaries

SYCAMORE – One of the three DeKalb teenagers accused of breaking into cars last week posted $10,000 bail Thursday

Charles R. Jennings, 18, of the 900 block of Lewis St., appeared in court Thursday to ask a judge to reduce his bail. He allegedly stole a vehicle from Ninth Street and purposefully crashed it into a parked vehicle in the 1500 block of Waterside Drive in DeKalb, according to a news release from the DeKalb Police Department.

Early on Jan. 24, Jennings, Michael R. Pitts and Austin B. Johnsen allegedly burglarized two vehicles from the 1000 block of Pembrooke Lane and in Lee Court, the news release states.

Pembrooke Lane is in the Southmoor Estates neighborhood.

Police said they found the items taken in the burglaries in the suspects’ vehicle.

A credit card stolen from one of the vehicles also was used at two local gas stations.

Pitts and Johnsen, both 18 and of the 300 block of Sycamore Road in DeKalb, were charged with two counts of burglary.

Johnsen was also charged with two counts of forgery and two counts of unlawful use of a credit card.

Jennings was charged with two counts of burglary, unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, criminal damage to property and leaving the scene of an accident.

Pitts is due in court Feb. 28. Johnsen is due in court Feb. 7.

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