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Police communication leads to burglary arrests

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- Two Cedar Rapids teens are facing burglary charges after a series of events lead police to arrest them.

At about 12:49 a.m. Tuesday morning, officers patrolling in the area of Coe College stopped a car that had some taillights not working.

The driver, Andrew Shuttleworth, 17, was driving under suspension and was arrested.

Officers found numerous GPS units, none of which had been reported stolen at the time, and Shuttleworth and his passenger, Cameron Butterfield, 18, denied knowing anything about them.

The GPS units were collected as found property and the car was impounded until the registered owner came to collect it.

Shuttleworth was released to his parents and the passenger was released at the scene.

Then, at about 9:51 a.m. Tuesday, Coe security told police that five vehicles had been broken into overnight.  That's when police say the pieces started coming together.

As officers began comparing the serial numbers on the GPS units to the ones on the reports from Coe College security, the registered owner of the car Shuttleworth was driving came to claim the vehicle.  With her cooperation, officers searched the car and found more property that had been reported stolen from the vehicles at Coe.

Shuttleworth was arrested on the spot because he came with the car's owner to get the vehicle.  He was charged with two counts of Third Degree Burglary and was again released to his parents.

Officers were then able to find Butterfield at his home and arrested him.  He is also charged with two counts of Third Degree Burglary.  He was taken to the Linn County Jail.

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