Bountiful police believe local youths are responsible for an unusually high number of vehicle burglaries in the last two months.

Youngsters apparently target expensive cars and steal expensive stereo equipment, said Detective Brian Taylor. During November and December, there have been more than 40 vehicle burglaries in the area, he said."This crime spree is more than one person or one group," said Chief Larry Higgins. "We've cleared cases and the burglaries haven't stopped."

The police department has made several arrests and recovered about $2,000 in property. With each arrest, the department has found additional leads and greater involvement.