Juveniles Charged With Rioting a Bryan Convenience StoreFeatured Stories, News Friday, January 17th, 2014
11 juveniles are being charged with creating a riot at a Bryan convenience store earlier this month.
Officer Kelley McKethan says most of the 12 to 17 year olds have turned themselves in after receiving notice from the district attorney’s office.
McKethan says investigators appreciated that most of the parents in this case have cooperated fully during this investigation.
Those being charged were part of a group of more than 30 young people who went to the Chevron store at William Joel Bryan and Highway 21 after leaving a dance at Club Nice.
McKethan says officers spoke to club employees following the incident.
Investigators say the group started out just dancing in the parking lot and causing a noise disturbance.
At some point a few of the teens started stealing food items and encouraged others to steal as well.
At this time several of them ran into the business and took snacks, candy, and drinks while the store clerk tried to shut the doors. They then fled the scene with approximately $200 worth of merchandise.
McKethan says business are encouraged to call as soon as they feel a problem may arise from customers so that officers may respond to handle the situation before it escalates. In this incident, McKethan says it took six minutes for the first units to arrive once they were called; but all the juveniles were gone.
Click below for comments from Kelley McKethan, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.KelleyMcKethan011714.mp3
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