Ten of the 36 thefts from cars on the west side of Green Bay involved a 16 year-old as one of the suspects, and with school out for the summer, incidents like this are more likely to happen.
A 30 year-old man was also arrested as the second suspect.
The thefts happened to cars that had their doors unlocked, and police say the incidents happened at night.
For teens who have little to do in the summer months when school is out, there are programs they can get involved in that have mentors and role models who can teach them life skills while keeping them busy.
The YMCA has programs for teens year-round and in the summer. It has multiple locations throughout the Greater Green Bay area.
The Salvation Army’s Kroc Center is also offering a new teen leadership program this summer.
“So we have teens ages 13 to 15 that can come in and work with our counselors here, they get mentoring skills and opportunities to interact with our campers as part of our day camp,” Krysten Hoy, Kroc Center Youth Development Supervisor, said.