LEWISTON – Four juveniles face burglary charges after stealing hundreds of dollars in property from more than 25 parked cars, police said Monday.

A 15-year-old, two 16-year-olds and one 17-year-old were charged with multiple counts of burglary from a motor vehicle. They were released to their parents pending arraignment in juvenile court.

Officer David Levesque was credited with breaking the case. He spotted one of the youths “skulking around downtown Lewiston at 3 in the morning” police said.

When Levesque approached the youth, he ran off.

Levesque caught up with him later Monday morning, along with another youth.

His investigation led to the recovery of scores of CDs, sunglasses, change, a utility knife and assorted other items, police said.

It also led to the arrest of two others in connection with the burglaries.

Cars known to have been targeted were parked on Androscoggin and Simard avenues, Brown, Ashmount, Webster, Hackett, Hall and Mitchell streets and Jan Boulevard.

Police said cars parked elsewhere may also have been targeted.

Anyone whose vehicle was entered was asked to report the burglary to Lewiston police at 784-6421.

Police issued a reminder advising owners to lock their vehicles and not leave valuable items in the vehicles.

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