Two teens received multiple citations after breaking into Port Washington businesses, damaging windows and stealing cigarettes, among other items.
The 15-year-old Grafton boy and 17-year-old Port boy were found at 2:37 a.m. Dec. 23, according to police reports. A call was received that a fire exinguisher had been stolen from the Maytag Laundromat and used to break into the Smoke Shack on South Spring Street.
The teens had stolen cigarette lighters, cases and electronic cigarettes from the Smoke Shack, the report said. A window at Bernie’s Fine Meats had been broken, though nothing was taken; a window was broken on a vehicle parked near Bernie's, as well as a broken window on the Pebble House.
The 15-year-old was cited for tobacco products prohibited, curfew and underage alcohol, and a juvenile court referral was completed on him for burglary, theft, receive stolen property, and criminal damage to property. The 17-year-old was cited for underage alcohol, and a request for state charges was sent to the District Attorney’s office for burglary, theft, and criminal damage to property.
More from the reports:
- Wonder what the getaway looked like: This Port Washington resident is going to have to revert to the old shovel unless information pops up regarding a snow blower stolen from the home in the 1500 block of West Portview Drive. The Toro brand blower was reported stolen at 3:14 p.m. Dec. 28 and police have no suspects.
- Didn't like that there: Five residents in the 1500 block of North Wisconsin Street called police with an unusual complaint at 10:14 a.m. Dec. 23: their Christmas decorations in the yard had been rearranged. Damage to any of the decorations was minimal.