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Teens Charged with Stealing from Cars at Party in Farmington

A pair of minors reportedly strayed from an underage drinking party in Lake Garda and took whatever they could find from neighbors' cars.

Farmington Police discovered an underage drinking party in the Lake Garda area after getting a report of kids getting in and out of nearby cars, police said.

According to Lt. Marshall Porter, a woman was out walking her dog at about 2:30 in the morning on Feb. 18 when she saw someone get out of her neighbor’s car and get into another. She called police, who came to the scene and found two teenage boys. 

The two boys, whose names were not released because they were underage, were arrested and charged with burglary and theft from a motor vehicle. One was also charged with possession of marijuana.

The officer reportedly saw a car following the boys and discovered several items which had been taken out of the nearby cars, including cash, cigarettes, tape measures, brief case, Xbox games, pool cues, keys, sunglasses, a scanner, a couple of GPS units and a box of wine.

Police followed the boys to an underage drinking party, Porter said, where they charged the girl who lived in the house with hosting and possession of alcohol by a minor. Her parents were reportedly on vacation, Porter said. Two other minors were also charged with possession of alcohol by a minor.

Tracy February 22, 2013 at 05:53 PM
Yet another reason why we will never leave our underaged kid home alone. AND we will strive to know all of their friends!
Heather Perin February 22, 2013 at 06:41 PM
What street was this on?
CDHPotter February 22, 2013 at 08:14 PM
I bet it was Litchfield. I saw a tangle of car charges and equipment on the ground over there when walking my dog yesterday.
Bonnie Sawicki February 25, 2013 at 05:54 PM
This news bothers me particularly because I live near here. Yes, this stuff happens to the best of parents, but come on! Any RESPONSIBLE parent would have provided for their children's safety by having a neighbor or relative keep an eye on the place in their absence. And even then, a phone call on saturday evening, to the house phone, would provide a clue of suspicion. It's not legitimate for a parent to hide behind a claim of "we had no idea that would happen". Neglect is harmful and impacts on our community. Bonnie Sawicki
Bonnie Sawicki February 25, 2013 at 05:59 PM
Agree Tracy, one would think this would be how all parents think, unfortunately it's not the case. Bonnie Sawicki

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