Three Juveniles Taken to Detention Center for String of Criminal Mischief (Press Release)

by Public Information Officer, Thursday, May 23, 2019, 11:33 (27 days ago)

ABILENE, TX – Abilene Police Youth Detectives arrested three juveniles for a string of criminal mischief which included the burglary and destruction of property at Adventure Cove. Surveillance video from the break-in at the water park on Saturday, May 11, led detectives to identify two possible juvenile suspects. Through the course of that investigation, detectives were able to identify a third juvenile. The three juveniles were implicated in a total of five cases involving a stolen golf cart, broken windows at a south Abilene business and at a storage facility.

On Thursday, May 9, the three juveniles were suspected of breaking several windows from a business and from a vehicle located on the 1400 Block of Peach St. Damage is estimated at $4,200.

On Thursday, May 9, the three juveniles were suspected of breaking several windows from a storage facility owned by McMurry University on the 1600 Block of Vine. Damage is estimated at $1,000.

On Thursday, May 9, the three juveniles were suspected of stealing a golf cart from McMurry University. It was later recovered.

On Saturday, May 11, two of the juveniles were suspected of breaking windows at a garage from the same business located in the 1400 Block of Peach St. Damage estimated at $200.

On Saturday, May 11, two of the juveniles were suspected of breaking into Adventure Cove Water Park located at Oscar Rose Park and causing damage to the property. Damage estimates unknown at this time.

The three juveniles were taken to the Juvenile Detention Center on Friday, May 17. A 12 yr. old juvenile was charged with State Jail Felony Criminal Mischief, Class A Criminal Mischief and State Jail Felony Theft. The two fourteen year olds were charged with State Jail Felony Criminal Mischief, Class A Criminal Mischief, State Jail Felony Theft, Class B Criminal Mischief and State Jail Felony Burglary of a Building.

The Abilene Police Department encourages parents to talk with their children about the consequences of criminal behavior.

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