Port PD: Teens Attempt to Lure Girls with Candy, Later Claim it was a Joke
A roundup of recent activity from the police blotter also includes vandalism of city planters, vandalism to a vehicle in the marina parking lot and loud noises.
It seems no matter how the world changes, it will always be a good idea to teach kids never to take candy from a stranger.
Police responded to the Columbia Park area at 4:27 p.m. Friday after two 10-year-old girls walking home said they were approached by two males in a van.
The 16-year-old Belgium boy and the 15-year-old Port boy had approached the girls while in their van, asking if they wanted some candy. The boys admitted to saying this statement, saying they were joking and confessing that it was probably a bad idea to make comments like this. The boys were issued citations for disorderly conduct.
They might want to work on their sense of humor.
More from the reports:
- 'Gardening' as a stress reliever? Police observed a 34-year-old Port Washington man ripping out plants from a city planter on Franklin Street at 7:43 p.m. Friday. The man had been asked to leave Sir James Pub, and said he was intoxicated and upset — and that's why he was destroying the planter. He was issued a citation for disorderly conduct.
- More 'green' attacks: Perhaps it wasn't from the city planter incident, but the next morning — at 10:43 a.m. Saturday — a 53-year-old Willard man reported grass clippings, leaves and dirt had been dumped on his vehicle while parked in the marina lot.
- Vrooooooom: Police responded to a complaint at 12:19 p.m. Sept. 10 of students in the 500 block of North Webster Street revving their engines before and after school, as well as on their lunch breaks. Apparently they just can't get enough.
- Maybe it was a wakeup call: Police responded to the Holiday Inn, 135 E. Grand Ave., at 3:54 a.m. Sept. 12 after a complained was received for noise and doors slamming. When officer's arrived, nothing was going on.