Inside the vehicle, authorities reportedly found several thousand dollars worth of items they believed to be stolen, a news release from the LPD said.
The driver of the vehicle, Lindsey Dunn, 19, of 1035 High Country Road, Lebanon, was questioned by police and reportedly admitted to stealing items from unlocked vehicles in Peyton Park Apartments, Meadows Apartments, Northwood Park Apartments, Coles Ferry Village and several hotels on South Cumberland Street.
In the vehicle with Dunn was a 17-year-old passenger who also reportedly admitted to being involved.
Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen said Dunn and the juvenile were charged with three counts of burglary to an auto.
He added, Police were able to return some of the items to the rightful owner. The unclaimed property is being held at the police department. If you have recently had items stolen from your vehicle, but did not file a report, please check with the Lebanon Police Department to see if your items are among the unclaimed.
Bowen noted, It is best not to leave valuables in your vehicle. If you leave valuables in your vehicle, please place them out of sight and lock your doors. The majority of the time, locked vehicles are passed over. Dunn and her accomplice passed over many vehicles because they were locked. Breaking glass draws unwanted attention, so criminals often just check for unlocked doors. Please protect yourself and take valuables with you or place them out of sight and lock your doors.