Two teens accused of Lake Wildwood burglary arrested

Two 18-year-olds were arrested Thursday in connection with a residential burglary at the Lake Wildwood community in Bibb County, where one of the teenagers lives, authorities said.

The owner of a home on Chickamauga Drive came home at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday and noticed a gray Honda Civic parked near his house, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

The resident wrote down the car’s tag number and was entering his home when he saw two men run from his back door to the Honda, according to the release. Items from inside the home were stacked on the back porch, according to authorities. The two men drove away in the Honda. The homeowner called 911, providing a dispatch operator with the tag number.

Shortly after, Bibb County sheriff’s deputies responded to 230 Edgewater Drive in Lake Wildwood and found the Honda, according to the release. Authorities said they tried to reach a resident but no one came to the door. A woman soon arrived to find her home surrounded by patrol cars.

“Once informed of the morning’s occurrences, she allowed Bibb deputies to enter the home and take Christopher David Lovell and Gary Bernard Sanders into custody.

Lovell lives at 230 Edgewater Drive with his mother,” according to the release.

Sanders lives at 1148 Bankston Ave., according to jail records.

Both teenagers are charged with burglary. They each remained in custody at the Bibb County jail on a $1,200 bond late Thurdsay, according to jail records.