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Roscommon County Teenagers Confess To Breaking Into Houghton Lake Youth Center

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A Northern Michigan youth center broken into, vandalized, and burglarized two months ago.

Today, deputies say they know who’s behind the crimes.

Investigators say three Roscommon County teenagers – one from Prudenville, two from Houghton Lake — confessed to smashing their way into a youth center and stealing things from money to a security system hard drive.

Deputies say they broke into Artesia Youth Park on S. Loxley Road in Houghton Lake in February.

The Roscommon County Sheriff says the teens admitted to the crimes after deputies tracked them down.

Deputies say they stole $100, a cash register, and several tools.

The park president says now that they know what happened, they can put this behind them.

"We’ve made our repairs and we are back in business,” says JoJean Thompson, Artesia Youth Park President. “We appreciate the whole community’s efforts to put everything back together and to take care of anything that was broken."

A tip led deputies to one of the teen’s backyards, where they found the stolen items burned and buried.