Two Rockford teens reported as missing last week and then arrested in a home invasion in Howard City had additional charges levied against them this week.
Galvin Vilchez and Renee Hunt, both 17, skipped their fourth and fifth hour classes at Rockford High School on Monday, April 15 and disappeared. The teens were arrested Wednesday, April 17, after Howard City Police were called to investigate a damaged door and suspicious situation in the 11000 block of N. Reed Rd., in Reynolds Township.
The homeowner had arrived home and noticed things in the home were out of place. Officer Allen, of the Howard City Police, was investigating the scene when the two suspects fled out of the back of the residence. Officer Allen apprehended both suspects, but they both resisted arrest and attempted to flee across a farm field before being apprehended again.
The teens were found to have broken into the home and stolen food, jewelry, and damaged the residence, spending several hours there. While in the home they appeared to have cooked and ate food and used the shower and went from room to room ransacking the house. The suspects also had in their possession property from another home invasion, as well as alcohol and drugs.
The teens were charged with multiple crimes, including home invasion last week. This week police found that the other home invasion also took place in Howard City, and they were charged with another count of home invasion second degree, and larceny.