Teens arrested in break-in at downtown liquor store
Thursday, January 10, 2013 10:00 AM
Madison police have arrested two juveniles and are searching for another after a break-in and burglary at Fillin' Station Liquors on Wednesday night.
Officers received the call just before midnight, and upon arrival, found a window that had been broken with a rock at the downtown business. Officers also observed what appeared to be blood drops in and outside the store, according to a Madison Police Department news release.
While still at the scene, dispatch advised that the King's Daughters' Hospital EMS had received a call in reference to a male that had a severe laceration to his leg. The male subject was located in an alley off of the 800 block of East Main Street, the release said, and a trail of blood led back to the crime scene.
During questioning by Officer Josh Abbott at the hospital, the male juvenile, 15, admitted to committing the crime and implicated two other juveniles who assisted, the release said.
The juvenile's guardian then gave officers information as to the whereabouts of one of the other juveniles. Officers found the second male juvenile, also 15, who had lacerations to his arms.
The second juvenile was detained and also admitted to the crime. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Jefferson County Jail, where he was to be transported to the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center.
The juvenile with the leg injury will be transported to Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center after his release from the hospital. Police are still searching for the third suspect.
Chief Dan Thurston called the incident a "smash and grab" and said the juveniles made off with liquor, though they gave conflicting accounts as to how much. There appeared to be no tampering with the cash register, he added.
The two juveniles both face charges of arrested on charges of burglary, criminal trespassing, theft and criminal mischief.