Police arrest teens with weapons and stolen cars in hotel

By Roslyn Giles  - email | bio

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus Police arrested 9 people including three juveniles at the Best Western Hotel on Macon Road early Thursday morning. 

Captain Renee McAneny says it started during a traffic stop. The suspects took off running to the hotel which led police to the scene. 

Investigators say they confiscated weapons and keys to stolen vehicles inside the suspect's hotel room.

Police called two vehicle owners to the hotel to retrieve their Chevy Tahoe and silver Mercedes. 

Kesia Dardy arrived shortly after 4:00 a.m.  She says her Tahoe was taken from her Emerson Avenue home around 7:15 Wednesday morning.  She started the engine, went back inside and five minutes later the SUV was gone. "I'm couldn't believe it, but I'm just glad we have our truck back and that everyone is safe."

McAneny says 9 people were inside the hotel room. The suspects were taken to the Columbus Police Department for questioning. News Leader 9 will continue following this story.

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