Crime

Six teens accused of Lake Wildwood crime spree arrested

Officials arrested six teens on charges of burglary, arson, criminal damage to property and trespassing on July 14.

The six Macon teens, ages 13 to 16, allegedly committed crimes in the Lake Wildwood area while attending a sleepover at a house in the neighborhood, according to a news release issued by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, which apprehended the teens in coordination with the Macon-Bibb Fire Department.

The teens are accused of committing a string of crimes on the July 4 weekend. They allegedly set fire to an “old bath house in a wooded area off of Camp Fire Road in Lake Wildwood,” according to the release.

They also are accused of stealing candy and drinks from Stratford Academy’s soccer field concession stand, breaking a window in the process. They vandalized the school’s baseball dugout by spraying it with graffiti that same day, July 5.

None of the teens attend Stratford, said Sean DeFoe, spokesman for the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

Later that day, the teens stole a lawn mower and a golf cart from the Lake Wildwood Maintenance Shop, according to the press release.

Both items were found nearby. The golf cart was damaged.

All six teens, whose names cannot be disclosed by the Sheriff’s Office due to their age, are currently being held in their parents' custody, DeFoe said.

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