Pair of 12-Year-Old Madison Boys Arrested After Crime Spree

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2012 --- 10:23 a.m.

Incident Report from the Madison Police Department:

Incident Type: Residential Burglary

Incident Date: 08/11/2012 - 8:02 PM

Address: 7401 Mineral Point Rd. (Shopko)/Park Ridge Dr.

Arrested: Male, age 12, Madison

Suspect was arrested for Retail Theft, Burglary/Force - 2 counts, and Criminal Damage to Property - 2 counts.

Male, age 12, Madison
Suspect was arrested for Retail Theft, Burglary/Force - 2 counts, and Criminal Damage to Property - 2 counts.

Details: A couple of 12-year old boys were arrested over the weekend for a crime spree that includes a burglary that significantly damaged a west side residence. The suspects were taken into custody outside of Shopko, 7401 Mineral Point Rd., just after 8:00 p.m. Saturday night. They had fled the store after stealing nearly $380 worth of jewelry and socks.

The boys were confronted about break-ins to two vacant homes located in the 6700 block of Park Ridge Dr. Both made admissions indicating they had kicked in doors and damaged window screens around the 8th or 9th of August. One said “they thought it would be fun to kick in doors like they have seen on television shows and in the movies.” The same boy also confessed to plugging a kitchen sink and turning on the water.

The property owner estimates water damage to the kitchen, living room, and basement at around $5,000. All were found covered in standing water on the afternoon of the 9th. The suspect said he was not sure why decided to plug the sink. The boys also admitted to being present when a car was recently broken into in the Park Ridge Dr. neighborhood. In that case, which is still under investigation, electronics were stolen.


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