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16 Year-Old Wanted For Long List Of Crimes
Police need your help to locate a dangerous teenager with a long and growing criminal history. Investigators identify him as 16-year old Drequann Howard
Local 12 News Reporter Rich Jaffe has the story from District Three Police Headquarters.
Police really want this teenage thug off the streets. Wednesday we introduced you to one of his victims in Price Hill, a 68 year-old woman who still works ten hours a day.
Police believe Howard broke into her home Monday, while she was at work, then came back 24 hours later and stole her car. That car, a 2012 Honda Insight was spotted by a District Three police officer Thursday morning in the lot of this UDF at Glenmore and Glenway.
He saw three suspicious young black males around it. Police say Drequann Howard was inside the store asking for jumper cables.
Police Sgt. Mark Burns:
"He said it had broken down. We have surveillance video of him exiting the vehicle, going into the UDF asking for the cables and coming out...based on some computer queries and talking with the investigating officer and the clerk at United Dairy Farmers it was confirmed it was this Drequann Howard."
When police approached the car the teenagers took off running.
Rich Jaffe says...."with police in hot pursuit of Drequann Howard and his pals...he makes it to Sheridan Street, where he kicks in the door of a home that looks like no one is there. He goes inside, turns on all the lights in the home and I know this because i talked with the lady who was there. He goes up the stairs and is confronted face to face with the woman who lives there, who has two small kids with her. She screams, Howard runs out of that house, leaves here goes and breaks into another house."
The other house was a short distance away on McKinley.
Wednesday we introduced you to the 68 year old Price Hill resident who owns the stolen Honda. We showed you the door the thieves kicked in. Concerned for her safety, we didn't identify the resident, but she told us how sentimental she was about the jewelry the thieves stole. She didn't realize they'd stolen her spare car key until a day later when the car disappeared. Trashed and undriveable, the car's now at a local dealership. Inside the car they found keys to two other vehicles...and more...
"Some of the property that was recovered from the vehicle yesterday was discovered to be stolen out of Colerain Township. Normally, the suspects tend to be territorial where they prey on the same geographic location, especially as it pertains to property crimes, but right now we have him...seems he's going all over the place."
If you know where Drequann Howard is call Crimestoppers at 352-3040.
You can get cash for clues and remain anonymous.