Juveniles charged for park building break-in


By Nick Walton - nwalton@civitasmedia.com



The Urbana Police Division responded to Melvin Miller Park Monday after a park employee witnessed three juvenile males breaking windows out of the Youth Sports building. The three males were all charged in the incident.


Photo courtesy of the Urbana Police Division

The Urbana Police Division responded to Melvin Miller Park Monday after a park employee witnessed three juvenile males breaking windows out of the Youth Sports building. The three males were all charged in the incident.


Photo courtesy of the Urbana Police Division

Three juveniles were charged Monday for causing damage to a building at Melvin Miller Park.

According to information from Urbana Police Chief Matt Lingrell, police were dispatched to the park at 1:30 p.m. after a park employee witnessed three males breaking windows out of the Youth Sports building and then attempting to get inside.

An officer arrived and witnessed the same three males running away from him as he ordered them over his public address system to stop running. The males eventually stopped and returned to the officer who identified the three as local males ages 12, 12, and 10.

All three males admitted to breaking out the windows and attempting to get inside to steal, when one of them received a minor cut from broken glass and gave up in their attempt to get inside.

All three males have been charged into juvenile court.

The two 12-year-olds were charged with attempted breaking and entering, a first degree misdemeanor, and criminal damaging, a second degree misdemeanor.

The 10-year-old was charged with criminal damaging, a second degree misdemeanor.

Lingrell said all three males were released to a parent or a responsible adult, pending their appearance in juvenile court.

He added the damage estimate is $1,200 and the city of Urbana is seeking restitution in this case.

The Urbana Police Division responded to Melvin Miller Park Monday after a park employee witnessed three juvenile males breaking windows out of the Youth Sports building. The three males were all charged in the incident.
http://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2016/08/web1_Break1.jpgThe Urbana Police Division responded to Melvin Miller Park Monday after a park employee witnessed three juvenile males breaking windows out of the Youth Sports building. The three males were all charged in the incident. Photo courtesy of the Urbana Police Division

The Urbana Police Division responded to Melvin Miller Park Monday after a park employee witnessed three juvenile males breaking windows out of the Youth Sports building. The three males were all charged in the incident.
http://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2016/08/web1_Break2.jpgThe Urbana Police Division responded to Melvin Miller Park Monday after a park employee witnessed three juvenile males breaking windows out of the Youth Sports building. The three males were all charged in the incident. Photo courtesy of the Urbana Police Division

By Nick Walton

nwalton@civitasmedia.com

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.