Teen caught in same crime twice
PLYMOUTH — Andrew Benson, 19, of Plymouth was arrested Monday by Plymouth police for stealing electronics and credit cards from a vehicle parked in the Plymouth High School parking lot.
Benson was one of two teens arrested for a similar crime in February — he and the other suspect, a juvenile, had broken into vehicles at Triton High School and Bremen High School, taking items such as change, cell phones, stereo faceplates, and GPS systems.
The Plymouth Police Department received a report last Wednesday that a Dell laptop computer and a wallet containing credit cards and gift cards had been taken from a vehicle in the high school parking lot.
It was determined that one of the credit cards had been used shortly after it was stolen at three businesses in Plymouth.
Video evidence revealed that Benson had used the card at the businesses and forged the signatures during the purchases. Detective Leo Mangus located Benson Monday outside a mobile home at 2401 N. Michigan St. in Plymouth.
During questioning, Benson fled and was apprehended a short time later. The stolen laptop computer was located in his truck.
Benson was booked in the Marshall County Jail with bond set at $20,000.