PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - Wednesday officers investigated an overnight burglary of McKeel Equipment at 1939 North 8th Street.
Deputies and Paducah police also investigated the theft of merchandise and two vehicles from the business. Paducah Police responded to the business around 5:35 a.m.
Around the same time, McCracken Sheriff's Deputies and detectives began receiving reports of two additional vehicles that had been stolen from at least two county area residents, as well as some vehicle break-ins.
McKeel Equipment reported the theft of two pickups as well merchandise and electronics.
The suspects reportedly broke into the business, stole keys to business vehicles parked in a fenced in area, as well as other items. The suspects then stole the two vehicles, ramming the gate to get out. Sheriff's deputies and detectives later that morning recovered both vehicles abandoned. One was located stuck in a wooded area at the end of Strathmore Blvd, and the other abandoned on Moody Road.
Deputies also took theft reports from several area residents in the Jacobs Drive area (near Strathmore) for the theft of two additional vehicles, a 1999 Ford F-150 pickup and a Plymouth Van.
Other area residents reported their vehicles being rummaged through and various items stolen.
One vehicles owner reported the theft of a .22 caliber pistol. These last two vehicles were found abandoned back inside the Paducah City Limits near North 8th Street and H.C. Mathis Drive.
Sheriff's detectives set up surveillance on a residence later Wednesday on a home on 1736 North 10th Street in Paducah, as it was suspected that the suspects involved were hiding.
At around 9 p.m., sheriff's detectives searched the home and located two juveniles that were involved in the burglary and thefts. They also recovered numerous items that were stolen from McKeel Equipment, as well as items suspected as being stolen in a series of car break ins.
Marijuana and various items of drug paraphernalia were also seized. A .22 caliber pistol that was stolen from a car break in on Jacobs Drive was also recovered in a bed with one of the juveniles.
Both juveniles ages 16 and 17 were arrested. Two additional juveniles that were involved in the thefts and burglary and still being sought. They are both 17 years of age. Due to juvenile privacy laws, their names and descriptions are not being released at this time.
The four juveniles are facing charges of:
1) 3rd Degree Burglary
2) Theft of a Firearm
3) Criminal Mischief
4) Four counts of theft by Unlawful Taking over $500 (Felony)
Additional charges are possible. The investigation is continuing.