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Men facing charges related to 21 car break-ins

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James Kapetanios (Source: LMDC) James Kapetanios (Source: LMDC)
Michael Smith (Source: LMDC) Michael Smith (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Two Louisville men have been charged with committing a number of burglaries from cars.

Arrest warrants for James Kapetanios, 24, and Michael Smith, 21, lists 29 charges against each man for their roles in break-ins which happened between November 1, 2013 and February 26 of this year.

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In five cases police said the license plates were stolen from the vehicles, while property was taken on 21 occasions. In addition, a gun was taken from one vehicle.

The warrant says video shows a credit card taken during one of the break-ins being used and the men are accused of breaking into a warehouse.

Kapetanios and Smith were booked into Louisville Metro Corrections early February 27 on the following charges:

  • Five counts of theft of motor vehicle registration plates
  • 21 counts of theft by unlawful taking
  • One count of theft of a firearm
  • One count of fraudulent use of a credit card
  • One count of burglary

Kapetanios and Smith are expected to be arraigned February 28.

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