Fort Mill Times

Fort Mill car burglary suspects arrested

Authorities have charged a Charlotte teen and three Fort Mill juveniles in connection with two automobile break-ins that happened four minutes apart, police said.

Now, Unique Mikael Pace, 17, of Charlotte, faces two counts of breaking and entering an auto and two counts of criminal conspiracy, according to two reports from the York County Sheriff's Office.

Two 14-year-old boys and a 13-year-old boy, all of Fort Mill, also were charged, the report reflects.

The Fort Mill Times does not reveal the names of juveniles who are arrested unless they are charged as adults.

The charges against the group stem from two break-ins that occurred Sunday, April 5. Around 2:56 a.m., police responded to a break-in at 4349 Sunset Rose Drive in the Waterstone neighborhood. A 57-year-old woman told police she looked outside her window and saw a male walking toward the driveway before she saw the interior light of her 2005 Dodge Magnum turned on, the report notes.

Another witness told police he saw one of the teens inside the vehicle. When the witness turned on his porch light, the group ran down Sunset Rose Drive, according to the report.

Around 3 a.m., a second break- in was reported at 5511 Alexandrite Way. A man told police he heard his car alarm sound and saw a car door was slightly ajar.

Authorities said they later spotted the group walking from Alexandrite Way across Sunset Rose Drive. The juveniles were charged and released to their parents.

Pace was released Monday, April 6, on a $16,000 bond, according to an official at York County Detention Center.