Police say repeat offender caught breaking into unlocked cars


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police have arrested a man they say they caught breaking into cars at a Wilmington apartment complex.

Officers responded to the Berkshires at Pecan Grove apartments in the 3400 block of Wilshire Blvd. after a concerned citizen called to report someone breaking into a car. The witness told police the man had already broken into three other cars.

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When officers got there they found Rajohn Utley, 21. Police say all of the cars he broke into were unlocked.

Utley is charged with three counts of breaking or entering a motor vehicle. He is in jail under $60,000 bond.

The NC Department of Corrections website shows Utley has a criminal record dating back to 2009. It includes two dozen convictions for crimes including breaking into cars, larceny and drug possession.