Bike-Riding Boys, 16, Busted
Barrington police arrest two teens within hours of each other who were riding bikes similar to one described as involved in a car break.
Two 16-year-old boys riding similar bicycles late last Saturday night, Sep.1, and early Sunday morning, Sept. 2, were arrested by Barrington police for marijuana possession and possession of stolen goods.
One of the boys is from Barrington; one is from Riverside.
The Barrington teen was riding around at 10:30 pm on Saturday near the intersection of Narragansett and Bicknell avenues when police stopped him for questioning about the theft of two iPods from an unlocked GMC Yukon on Tiffany Circle about 90 minutes earlier that evening. He was riding a bike that was believed to have been involved in that theft.
The boy did not have the iPods on him, said Police Chief John LaCross. But he was carrying a baggie of marijuana and an energy drink. He faces a charge of possession of pot, first offense.
About three hours later on Sunday morning, the Riverside teen was stopped near Maple Avenue and Cottage Street. He and his bike reportedly matched the description of a youth believed to have been involved in the theft from the GMC Yukon.
Patrol officers searched him and found the two iPods stolen from the vehicle, LaCross said. He was arrested and taken to the police station.
The boy was charged with receiving stolen goods, a misdemeanor. His father picked him up when he was released.