GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - A tip from a Goose Creek resident led to the arrests of four teens in a series of car break-ins.
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Sean Michael Bass, 17, of Summerville; Jaden Sharrod Williams, 17, of Goose Creek; and Kevin Edward Collier, 17, of Summerville, were all arrested and charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle, deputies say.
A fourth teen, a 16-year-old was also arrested and charged, but his identity was not released because of his age.
A witness reported seeing two men in dark clothing walking around and looking into vehicles with flashlights, according to a post from the sheriff's office's Facebook page.
Deputies responded and began searching when they say the suspects split up and fled.
After what deputies described as an exhaustive search, the four were apprehended.
Investigators say they admitted to carrying out crimes in Goose Creek city limits as well, and Goose Creek Police are investigating.
Further charges are pending, deputies say.
"Too often people see suspicious things and do not call us. The Devon Forest Community Watch has helped us educate the residents there what to look for and to call us and they did in this case," Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis said. "Working together, we can help keep Berkeley County safe."
The three 17-year-olds were being held in the Hill-Finklea Detention Center pending a bond hearing.
Deputies remind residents to lock their vehicles and keep valuables out of sight.