Teen admits to “breaking into more vehicles than he can count” after arrest; refuses to name accomplices

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19-year-old Trevor Burke (aka StayLowTrev) was charged with theft of property, theft of a firearm, burglary of a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of a weapon, and evading arrest when he fled from police after “breaking into more vehicles than he can count.”

On February 20th, officers responded to Cottonwood Drive in reference to a call that described 3 white males wearing black hoodies and grey sweatpants breaking into Tonya Moss’s vehicle and fleeing on foot. Officers began searching the area when they located Trevor Burke and two other white males matching the previous description. They were found behind Tonya’s neighborhood in Creekstone Apartments. Officers attempted to make contact with the suspects but they immediately fled on foot to the woodline behind the apartments. Trevor and the other two suspects ignored police commands as they headed toward the woodline. Police located Trevor running across Stewarts Ferry Pike from Creekstone Apartments to the Clover Bottom Developmental Center. Police arrived on the scene and shouted “Metro Police. Stop, Show me your hands.”

Trevor Burke (MNPD)
Trevor Burke (MNPD)

Trevor complied and was apprehended by the officer. Trevor then told the officer before being searched that he had a 9mm handgun in the left pocket of his sweatpants that he stole from a vehicle earlier that evening. The gun was loaded and had a bullet in the chamber. Police also found multiple credit cards and gift cards, a Tennessee driver’s license, sneakers, headphones, along with other miscellaneous items. After Trevor was Mirandized he admitted to “breaking into more vehicles than he can count.” He also admitted that his intention was to steal items from the vehicles or find the keys to steal the vehicles. Trevor continued by saying he heard officers’ commands and chose not to comply and this was not his first time committing these sorts of acts. He also stated he did not know where the other two suspects were and refused to give their names. After being taken into custody Trevor was then transported to booking.

Trevor Burke was arrested and charged with theft of property, theft of a firearm, burglary of a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of a weapon, and evading arrest. His bond was set at $75,000.

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