Suspect connected to car burglaries in Boones Creek

Maxwell Riesz (Source: Washington County Sheriff's Office)

WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – Extra patrols in a community hit by several car burglaries pays off for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

A routine traffic stop in Boones Creek led to the arrest of 18-year-old Maxwell Riesz.

He was first arrested for simple possession, but then a joint investigation between Johnson City police and Washington County investigators helped them identify Riesz as the suspect in a string of car burglaries in the area.

More charges are pending in the case. His bond and arraignment hearing has been set for Friday in sessions court.

If you have any information that can help investigators call Washington County investigators at 423-788-1414.

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