Teen found with stolen property placed on curfew

A teenager who admitted to receiving a speaker and fire extinguisher stolen during a break-in at a church was yesterday placed on a curfew for two years.

Police arrested the 14-year-old and five others after they found the stolen property at a Peter Street home on June 13.

The teen pleaded guilty to receiving at his arraignment before Magistrate Samuel McKinney.

As a result of the teenager’s guilty plea, the prosecutor, Sergeant Kendrick Bauld, withdrew the charges against his co-accused.

When McKinney asked him asked his chosen career, the ninth grader asked, “What do you mean by that, sir?”

The magistrate asked him what he wanted to do when he grew up, and he replied, “I run.”

The teen said he competed in the 100m, 200m and 400m and hoped to run professionally one day.

However, the magistrate told the minor that a criminal record could ruin his plans of getting an athletic scholarship.

McKinney placed the teen on a curfew that will extend beyond the one in place due to COVID-19.

The teen has to be home from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. for the next two years. However, he can leave home for work or if accompanied by a guardian or responsible adult.

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