Juvenile Charged with Burglary and Theft

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with burglary and theft after an incident over the weekend.

LaPorte police received a call that three boys were going up and down an alleyway on F Street. Upon closer observation, the victim told police that two of the boys were riding bicycles that belonged to them. They allegedly took the bicycles from the area of the victim’s garage. It was determined that the boys had entered the unlocked garage and removed two girl’s bicycles.

A little later, police searched the area for the suspects and the bikes. After receiving a tip of their whereabouts, two of the three suspects were found – one was riding one of the stolen bicycles and the other was riding a different bicycle.

The 14-year-old who was riding the stolen bicycle was taken into custody and was preliminarily charged with Burglary and Theft. He was taken to the LaPorte County Juvenile Services Center.

The case remains under investigation.