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Two juveniles arrested for 1st degree burglary at local business

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Sherry Bowers

The Communication’s Center received a 911 call from Uncle Mike’s, located at 110 North First Street at approximately 3:08pm yesterday.  The manager reported that he had two young people, ran into the store, went directly to the cash register, open it and grab cash.  The male left the store immediately.  The manager, age 68, blocked the door and didn’t allow the female suspect to leave.

Police arrived and took the 16 year old female into custody.  She was charged with first degree burglary, possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.  She was later released to her guardian.

A clerk of a business in the 200 block South Pine requested a welfare check on the male suspect, calling him by name, approximately 45 minutes after the incident at Uncle Mike’s.   The suspect, according to the clerk, left went and then went north from the business and said he was talking to himself and not making sense. Officers responded to the area, but were unable to locate him.

About an hour and a half later, at approximately  5:29pm, a female called Police reporting the named suspect was walking west near the intersection of  Pine and Grand and was carrying a knife.  Officers responded and the 17 year old male was taken into custody.  He was arrested for first degree burglary and was released to a Kay County Deputy to be transported to a Juvenile Detention Facility.

Both suspects will be referred to the Office of Juvenile Affairs and the District Attorney’s Office.  Jail records indicate both have dropped out of school.