SPRING HILL, Fla. – On Saturday 01-30-2021 at 3:30 a.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a Spring Hill residence on Colchester Avenue in reference to a vehicle burglary that had just occurred.
A witness said he observed two unidentified individuals enter an unlocked vehicle belonging to his neighbor across the street.
The witness told police that he confronted both suspects as they attempted to flee. The witness was able to detain one of the suspects until law enforcement arrived.
The detained suspect was later identified as 17-year-old Ashton Mooney.
Deputies proceeded to make contact with the owner of the burglarized vehicle. The owner advised he had not given anyone permission to enter the vehicle.
Through their investigation, detectives identified 16-year-old Linden Shawcroft as the other suspect involved in the vehicle burglary.
Mooney told investigators that the pair also burglarized another vehicle in the area but could not remember the exact location.
Deputies were able to apprehend Shawcroft a short time later after he returned to Mooney’s residence on Brookside Street.
Both juveniles were each arrested on a charge of Conveyance Burglary, a felony.
Additional charges are pending further investigation.
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