Teenage boy, girl arrested for Grand Island crime spree

Published: Jun. 1, 2020 at 12:33 PM CDT
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Grand Island police are sorting through a series of crimes attributed to a pair of teenagers happening Sunday night. The spree includes at least 16 incidents of shooting out windows with a BB gun.

It started when police responded a burglary call at the Conoco One Stop on West 2nd Street. The front window was broken and Juul smoking items, cigars and alcohol were stolen.

Police later stopped a pick-up truck in the area of 3rd Street and Harrison and the two teenagers attempted to run from them. They were able to catch the 13-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy and find most of the stolen items either with them or in the truck.

It was also determined that the truck they were driving was stolen, one of two pickups they are alleged to have stolen.

The vehicle was reportedly involved in 16 incidents where windows were shot with a BB gun. There was a BB found in the truck.

The window shootings were focused on a couple of areas of town, including in a general area described as being north and east of Grand Island High School, but police also say there were scattered other incidents throughout town.

Both teens were cited for 16 counts of Criminal Mischief, Burglary, Obstruction, MIP of tobacco and alcohol, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Criminal Mischief.

GIPD captain Jim Duering cited good citizen reports of the teens' activities and good descriptions of the vehicle involved in helping them catch the two and end their crime spree.

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