Genaro Regin and Endi Miljkovic are being held in the Ada County Jail on nine felony counts of burglary each after Meridian Police say they broke into several cars early Tuesday morning in the Chinden Boulevard/Linder Road neighborhood.
Police say the 19-year-old Regin and 18-year-old Miljkovic broke into at least nine cars, including several on West Marten Creek Drive, where police found them just after 5 a.m. Tuesday.
The pair is accused of stealing credit cards and knives from those cars. Unlike similar cases, they are not accused of taking electronics, cell phones, or anything else.
Of the nine cars or trucks burglarized, eight were unlocked, police say. In one case, a window on a pickup truck was broken out and a knife was taken from inside, according to reports.
Police were sent to the neighborhood when one of the victims figured out someone broke into their car.
While one officer talked to that victim, another drove through the neighborhood and spotted both teens sitting in a car in the 2000 block of West Marten Creek Drive. It when the officer talked to them and saw some of the knives in the car that they became suspects.
Regin and Miljkovic, who are also charged with misdemeanor counts of petit theft and possession of burglary tools, will make their initial court appearances Wednesday afternoon.
The crime of burglary is punishable by up to 10 years in prison for each charge.