Witness helps police catch 3 teens accused of breaking into car in Rock Hill

Henley Rock Hill Police

Three teenagers were charged with breaking into a vehicle in downtown Rock Hill, according to police.

Officers responded to the 300 block of East Main Street around 12:30 p.m. Friday after someone reported three juveniles breaking into vehicles, according to a police report. All three suspects fled as police arrived but were quickly detained.

David Henley, 17, and one of the juvenile suspects each said they did nothing to the vehicles in the parking lot at 366 E. Main St., police said. The third suspect, a juvenile, said they walked through the parking lot until Henley found an unlocked van. Henley reportedly entered the van, started it and turned on the radio but accidentally hit the horn, which prompted the suspects to run.

A witness in a nearby building told officers he called 911 after seeing the suspects enter the van. He saw them run toward East Black Street when the horn sounded.

Henley was charged with breaking and entering an automobile, the report states. The two juveniles, ages 14 and 15, were each issued a juvenile summons for the same charge.

Teddy Kulmala: 803-329-4082, @teddy_kulmala