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Two suspects arrested for entering autos

Items that had been stolen out of eight vehicles in Lee County over the weekend were recovered by authorities with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. Two suspects have been arrested in connection to the thefts.

Items that had been stolen out of eight vehicles in Lee County over the weekend were recovered by authorities with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. Two suspects have been arrested in connection to the thefts.

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James Calvin

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Cody Kalawaia

LEESBURG, Ga. -- Entering auto victims from four different locations in southern Lee County over the weekend were able to get their stolen belongings back after two suspects were arrested in connection with the crimes, officials at the Lee County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

James Calvin and Cody Kalawaia, both 19, have been arrested following eight entering auto incidents -- two cars at each location hit -- in the Lovers Lane and Northampton residential areas in Lee County.

Calvin is being charged with entering auto, while Kalawaia is being charged with entering auto, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and probation violation, officials with the sheriff's office said.

"We caught up with the suspects where they were staying," said Sheriff Reggie Rachals. "(The stolen items) were found in the house and in the vehicle they were using."

All of the stolen items have been recovered, although not all of the owners of the stolen items have been identified, Rachals said.

"We hope people will see this and will call us and tell us they have items missing," the sheriff said.

Rachals did not elaborate on what kind of stolen items had yet to be associated with an owner. Some of the items for which authorities had identified the owners included computers, global positioning systems, wallets, briefcases and a handgun.

Calvin and Kalawaia, both from Lee County, are thought to have stolen the items in the timeframe between Friday and Sunday -- with the arrests taking place on Saturday and Sunday, sheriff's officials said.

Investigators are looking into some other possible associated cases. The vehicles that were hit were unlocked, Rachals said.

There were additional charges pending against the two 19-year-olds, officials said Monday.

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GeorgiaAl 1 year, 9 months ago

I hope everybody gets their stuff back. Glad to see the Caucasian and Polynesian getting into the crime scene, too....... cultural diversity, equal opportunity, and all that "hakuna matata" stuff!!!!!!!!

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spookj6 1 year, 9 months ago

I don't see any comments about "thugs or wanna be gangster now". This is the smallest comment post for a robbery that I've seen ever. I guest nobody read this article but 2 people.

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