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Teen Arrested For Stealing His Grandparents’ Van

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A Sulphur Springs teen was arrested Monday morning, Feb. 8, for stealing his grandparents’ van, police alleged in arrest reports.

No HCSO jail photo available for Javier Isaiah Crutchfield

Sulphur Springs Police received a report shortly before 7 a.m. Feb. 8 regarding a stolen van. Officer Sean Hoffman, while on patrol, was looking for the missing Chevrolet uplander. He reported seeing the white van at 7:34 a.m. making a quick turn from Bill Bradford Road onto Gilmer Street. Hoffman initiated a traffic stop; the van stopped in the 700 block of Gilmer Street.

Upon contact, the driver was instructed to exit the vehicle and placed into handcuffs. The driver, identified as 17-year-old Javier Isaiah Crutchfield of Sulphur Springs, reportedly told police he wanted to go see his girlfriend but his grandparents wouldn’t allow it. He admitted to taking his grandparents vehicle while they were asleep, without their permission.

Crutchfield was booked Monday morning into Hopkins County jail, where he remained Tuesday morning, Feb. 9 on the unauthorized use of a vehicle charge. Bond was set at $5,000 on the felony charge for stealing his grandparents’ van.

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The Sulphur Springs Police Department continues to serve its citizens with pride in its overall mission and will strive to provide the best possible police force in the 21st century.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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