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CLEVELAND – Some Cleveland detectives believe the Cuyahoga County juvenile system can do more to help them with repeat juvenile offenders, especially when it comes to juveniles who commit non-violent crimes.

Cleveland Detective Sergeant Tom Shoulders told the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court needs to institute tougher sentencing and intake standards.

// Shoulders pointed to a case in which two juveniles were arrested in connection with a series of car thefts at used car lots on Cleveland’s west side, but he said the juveniles were not taken into the system.