RFPD arrests 3 for burglary

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A rash of recent burglaries in River Falls was solved Monday with the arrests of three teenagers, but the hunt is now on to help the property owners regain some of their stolen items.

River Falls Police Chief Greg Jackson said the arrests came after he and Covington County Sheriff’s deputy Michael Vigor were called to a break-in at a home on Dewberry Street in River Falls.

There, Jackson said laptop computers, video cameras, digital cameras and an undisclosed amount of cash were taken from the home.

He said as he left the scene, he observed two subjects on foot in the area, but when he attempted to talk with them, they fled. Jackson said with the assistance of other area law enforcement agencies, the teens were later tracked to a home on Francis Avenue in River Falls.

Arrested were Terrance Henderson, 19, of River Falls, and two male juveniles. The trio is believed to be responsible for at least four burglaries in the area over the last two weeks.

“At the first burglary, there was a motorcycle taken, but we were able to recover that Monday in Pine Hill, Ala.,” Jackson said. “Now, we’re looking for a Kindle Fire with a pink case; a Nintendo Wii with 20 games; a 19-inch Phillips flat screen TV, and some gold jewelry, as well as a Playstation 3. If anyone has purchased these items from an individual or these suspects, please contact me.”

Jackson may be reached at 334-222-3510 by leaving a message.

Henderson now faces one count of theft of property II and burglary III and is currently being held in the Covington County Jail under a $20,000 bond.

The two other teens were turned over to juvenile authorities, Jackson said.