Norfolk teen receives MIC and MIP after lurking outside a business
NORFOLK, Neb. -- A Norfolk juvenile was arrested following a suspicious person report Thursday morning.
Norfolk Police Division said that around 12:20 a.m. June 16, they were called to the 100 block of East Omaha Avenue for a suspicious person in a mask.
Authorities said that it was reported there was a male subject in the alley with a mask over his face. It was also reported that the male was looking into a business's window.
NPD Officers said that when they arrived they saw the 17-year-old male was standing next to the business.
Officers said that the male started to walk away from the officer coming towards him and then began to run.
Officials said that officer followed him while repeatedly yelling at him to stop.
NPD said that the male damaged several yard fences as he fled from the officers.
Authorities said that a Madison County Deputy arrived on the scene to help and located the teen, where he had been detained and he was identified as a 17-year-old.
NPD officials said that during the contact with the teen, officers could smell alcohol coming from him and in a search of him, they found a tobacco vaping device.
Officers said that they questioned the teen about his intentions for robbing, or stealing from, the business and about where he had been drinking or obtained the alcohol.
NPD said that it was further learned that the juvenile was just recently released from custody on a court bond a few days earlier.
The 17-year-old was arrested for obstructing a police officer, minor in consumption of alcohol, criminal mischief, and being under 21 and in possession of a tobacco/electronic vaping device.
Authorities said that after being medically cleared at the hospital, he was transported to the Madison Juvenile Detention Center.