Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle being broken into at Hidden Lake Apartments, 180 Hidden Lake Court at around 3:15a.m. Wednesday morning. Deputies received information from the Macon-Bibb 911 Dispatcher that 3 young black males were rummaging through vehicles in the apartment complex. As deputies arrived at the apartment complex, other deputies searched the area, two black males on bicycles were stopped on Burton Avenue near Mercer University Drive. One of the male suspects gave deputies false information about his identity, but later gave his correct name.

Both male suspects were in possession of items that were identified as stolen from the vehicles entered into at the apartment complex. One of the suspects was identified as a 16 year old male from Macon. The other suspect was identified as 17 year old Arvydas O’Neill, also from Macon. The juvenile was charged with entering auto, processed and released into the custody of his parents. O’Neill was charged with entering auto and willful obstruction. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. He has a bond set at $10,925.00. Investigators are attempting to identify the third suspect involved. A total of 9 vehicles were entered into, all appeared to have been left unlocked.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everyone, do not leave valuables in your vehicle and make sure your vehicle is locked when left unattended.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.