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Arrests made in church burglaries

On July 10, 2008, Northern Division San Diego Police Department detectives arrested three suspects (one adult and two juveniles) in connection with a burglary series targeting churches located in the Clairemont area of San Diego. The adult suspect is Reid Adye, 20; the two male juveniles are both 14, police said.

According to police, over the last several weeks, a series of burglaries and vandalisms targeted churches in the Clairemont area of San Diego. In two of the cases, fires were started within rooms of the churches. During one of the burglaries, a church sustained a loss of paint ball guns used by their youth groups.

On July 5, a radio call was received that reported a suspect shooting paint balls at vehicles near the church where the paint ball guns had been stolen. One of the two 14-year-old juveniles involved in the burglary series was arrested for curfew in that incident.

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On July 10, based on investigative follow up, detectives obtained a search warrant for a private residence in the 5200 block of Javier Street. During the service of the search warrant, stolen property from at least three church burglaries was discovered. A Molotov cocktail was also discovered in the residence, MAST and ATF collected the device. All three suspects were arrested together at the residence during the service of the search warrant.

Twenty-year-old Reid Adye will be charged with two counts of burglary, possession of an explosive device and cultivation of marijuana. One juvenile will be charged with two counts of burglary; the second juvenile will be charged with possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

Detectives believe there may be additional charges filed against all three suspects as the investigation continues.

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