Juveniles Detained After Stealing Packages in Hamilton Mill
Teens released after victim decides not to press charges.
Two juveniles were detained on Dec. 20 after an alert neighbor witnessed the youths stealing a package from the front stoop of a nearby home.
The witness said she saw the two teenage boys walk by her Hillgrove Terrace home several times before the theft occurred. As the woman watched, the youths removed a UPS package and ran.
The woman said she went outside and told the teens to stop. One of the boys immediately stopped, the other fled. After the woman said she intended to call police, the teen who stopped called for his friend to return to the scene. The teens waited with the witness until police arrived.
Police were able to recover the stolen package, which contained two jars of homemade salsa, and return it to the victim. According to the police report, the victim did not wish to prosecute due to poor health.
Both teens were released to their parents. The mother of one of the teens advised police that the two boys had recently been expelled from Mill Creek High School for possessing and discharging pepper spray on school grounds.
No charges were filed.