2 Westminster teen-agers charged in several thefts

January 09, 1994|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

Two juveniles were arrested and charged with multiple counts of theft and related charges last week after one of them, a 16-year-old boy, allegedly was seen running from a stolen car in front of the Boston Inn on Baltimore Boulevard on Tuesday, Westminster police said Friday.

The boy, who lives in Westminster, was apprehended a short time later in a nearby fast-food restaurant at the 140 Village Shopping Center.

Police said his companion, a 15-year-old Westminster boy, drove the stolen Chevrolet Corsica away from the Boston Inn and was arrested Wednesday at his home on Union Avenue.

Westminster police said each of the teens is charged with five counts of theft, three counts of tampering with a motor vehicle, and three counts of breaking and entering. Each boy also is charged with three counts of malicious destruction of property and other related charges.

The charges stem from:

* The theft of the 1988 Chevrolet Corsica, valued at $5,000. It was stolen from the parking lot of St. John's School on Jan. 3. On the same date, the school was entered and window blinds were damaged, police said.

* A break-in at a garage in the first block of Ward Ave. in November, and the theft of a BMX bicycle and a basketball valued at a total of $294.

* A break-in, theft and malicious destruction at St. John's School on Dec. 29. A radio was taken from the school, and the intruders spread paint on the stage. The damage and loss totaled $600.

* The theft of an automobile tag on Dec. 31.

* The theft of a laptop computer and a briefcase from a van on Jan. 3.

Four other juveniles, boys 12 and 14 and girls 13 and 17, already had been charged with the Dec. 29 break-in at St. John's School.

All of the juveniles have been released to their parents' custody while they await appearances in Juvenile Court, police said.

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