Tips have led Marietta police to 8 alleged teen car burglars this year

Four Marietta citizens calling in tips about car burglaries led to the arrest of eight teenagers, police said Thursday.

Javaughn Norman, 19 of Marietta, and Eric Washington, 17 of Austell, were the only suspects whose names police released due to their age. The rest were five boys between 14 and 16 years old and a girl who is 16.

“Although most of these entering autos occurred at night, citizens were still vigilant and immediately contacted 911 when they observed something out of the ordinary,” the agency said.

The alleged crimes happened in central and northern Marietta. The crimes range from the first day of 2017 to as recently as Jan. 24.

Police commended the citizens and said that kind of behavior is “an extension of a very positive public safety trend in Marietta.”