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Three times this month, Cole County prosecutors have charged two teens with burglary, stealing and other charges for crimes dating back to last fall.

Prosecutors on Friday charged Casey S. Pointer, 17, 407 Church St., and David C. Wakefield, 17, 4014 Randall Drive, with second-degree burglary, and with stealing items worth between $500 and $25,000, for a Dec. 12, 2013, break-in at a home in the 700 block of Joseph Drive, near Wakefield’s home.

Cole County Sheriff’s Detective Greg Henson, in a probable cause statement filed with Pointer’s charge in the Joseph Drive case, reported that Pointer said he and Wakefield “acted together and entered the home (and) stole electronic items that totaled over $2,600 to replace.”

Henson said Pointer also said “the pair split the items and sold them for profit.”

Pointer also was charged Friday with second-degree burglary, and with stealing a firearm, on Dec. 4, 2013.

Pointer was charged Monday with second-degree burglary for a Feb. 13 Jefferson City break-in. He waived his arraignment on that charge during a Thursday morning court appearance before Associate Circuit Judge Thomas L. Sodergren, and is due back in court April 7 for a preliminary hearing.

Details of those other cases were not available Friday evening, but Case.net, the state court system’s online docket reporting system, showed his bond was set at $5,000 in each of the three cases.

Wakefield also was charged Friday with burglaries, thefts and second-degree property damage for break-ins on Oct. 28, Nov. 17 and Dec. 12, 2013. His bond was set at $15,000 in each of the two cases filed Friday.

And he was charged Feb. 13 with receiving stolen property on Jan. 24. No bond was set in that case.

Details of those cases also were not available Friday.

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