Called to a 360 at 10:30:02 p.m. EST. Homeowner came home to find garage door broken in and several tools missing. We patrolled nearby streets and came upon 5 adolescents who appeared to be hanging out on a padmount transformer. Upon approach we could observe that 2 of the male individuals looked to be attempting to break the lock securing the doors with an instrument. We approached the group of 5 adolescents, informing them to cease their actions and move away from the transformer to a safe distance.
Partner and I split the adolescents into two smaller, controllable groups and radioed for assistance. We collected the individuals’ names, the stolen items and proceeded to educate the group with a warning on the dangers of padmount transformers. We delivered the 3 male adolescents to their home and car 4537 delivered the 2 female adolescents home safely. All 5 adolescents have been charged with public mischief.
- John MacRae - male, age 17
- Patrick McGuinness - male, age 17
- Christopher Jackson - male, age 16
- Stacey Reid - female, age 16
- Amanda O'Neill - female, age 15