2 local men face charges for multiple car break-ins

2 local men face charges for multiple car break-ins
Two Union City men were arrested on multiple charges early Tuesday following vehicle break-ins on Greenleaf Drive in eastern Union City.
Joseph Edward Sine, 18, of 4579 Bethlehem Road, Union City, and Johnathan Edward Vaughn, 18, of 314 South Sixth St., Union City, were arrested shortly before 4 a.m. in the Greenleaf area, according to a Union City Police Department report.
Each was charged with three counts of burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and contributing to the delinquency of a child.
In addition, a 15-year-old Union City boy was charged with curfew violation.
Police had responded about 3:25 a.m. Tuesday to Greenleaf Drive after receiving a report of three men allegedly attempting to break into vehicles in the area. Upon arrival, police found three individuals — identified as Sine, Vaughn and the juvenile — walking on Acorn Drive toward Lynn Street.
According to the report, an officer observed Vaughn had “large bulges” in his coat pockets. As the officer checked for weapons, he discovered Vaughn had “an unusual amount” of change in one of his coat pockets and a radar detector with assorted charger cords for electronic devices in his other coat pocket.
A resident from the area identified the young men as suspects he had observed inside several vehicles. He allegedly watched two of them enter vehicles at 2930 Greenleaf and 2928 Greenleaf Drive, where residents had items missing from their vehicles.
The items reported taken from vehicles included a GPS device, a radar detector, change, chargers for electronic devices and a roadside kit. Police reported one vehicle was also damaged when a glovebox was broken.
According to the report, charges are also pending against Sine for the alleged discovery of a prescription bottle with 10 hydrocodone pills. The name on the bottle was reported to be that of a woman on Acorn Drive.
Published in The Messenger 12.21.11

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