By Joe Johnson
Two Athens teens were arrested this week after they allegedly broke into a home on the west side of town and stole a shotgun, Athens-Clarke County police said.
The incident occurred at about 12:40 p.m. Monday when officers responded to a call from a resident in the 100 block of Biscayne Drive who witnessed two male suspects running down Cavalier Road, one carrying what appeared to be a rifle.
The neighborhood is located just east of the Georgia Square mall.
As police communications officers continued to speak with the witness to obtain suspect descriptions, officers began to search the area when another Biscayne Drive resident called 911 to report that his home had been burglarized and a shotgun was missing, according to police.
Information from witnesses indicated that the male suspects were last seen at a residence at 330 Cavalier Road, according to police.
Police said a search warrant was subsequently obtained, with the search of the residence resulting in the recovery of yhe shotgun and property stolen stolen in ano burglary, police said.
Two suspects in the residence were arrested.
One suspect was identified by police as Demitroi Zemaun Jordan, 19, of Morningview Drive, and the other was a 16-year-old boy.
Jordan was charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, two counts of contributing to delinquency of a minor, and theft by receiving stolen property.
The juvenile, also charged with two counts of burglary, was released into the custody of a parent, police said.
“We are grateful to the callers and residents who assisted in the apprehension of these suspects,” police said in a news release, reminding citizens, “If you see something, say something.”