Several juveniles have been arrested by the Bastrop Police Department stemming from complaints of property damage.
BPD Chief of Police Downey Black said on April 14, the department received seven reports of kids throwing rocks and other objects at passing cars, between the hours of 7 p.m. and midnight. In one of the complaints, injuries were reported after a rail road spike was thrown through the window of a vehicle, sticking the passenger in the cheek.
During an investigation of the reports, officers were able to arrest three juveniles on charges of seven counts of aggravated criminal property damage and one count of negligent injury. Two of the three suspects were also arrested for attempted burglary of a business located on N. Washington. Another juvenile was also later arrested for the attempted burglary.
Three of the four juveniles are incarcerated at Green Oaks Detention Center, where they await trial.
In an unrelated case, BPD officers were called to a residence April 24 after neighbors saw someone entering a home next door. When officers arrived at the scene, they observed that a rear window of the residence had been broken out. They also saw the intruder inside the home, who when seen, ran from the officer's line of vision.
After speaking with the homeowner via telephone, permission to enter the house was granted and the officers noticed the inside of the home had been ransacked. A search for the suspect revealed him hiding in a closet underneath a pile of children's clothing.
The juvenile was arrested for simple burglary.