Juvenile burglary suspect apprehended
MT. VERNON — A 16-year-old male juvenile was apprehended Sunday afternoon after being caught in the act of burglarizing a home in the Fruit Bowl.
According to Mt. Vernon Police reports, a man returned home in the 2900 block of Jamison Boulevard shortly after 4 p.m. to find the male juvenile inside the victim’s home. Police logs state the suspect “dropped many of the items” he had in his possession and fled on foot.
Officers located the offender near 28th Street and Veterans Memorial Drive. The offender ran from officers into a tall reed area but was quickly surrounded and surrendered to police prior to the arrival of the police department’s K-9 unit.
The juvenile has been charged with residential burglary and resisting arrest. He was detained at the Franklin County Detention Center in Benton.
Police had recently solved a number of residential burglaries in the Fruit Bowl area with the arrest of a Mt. Vernon teen, 18-year-old Ashton Trotter, and a male juvenile. Trotter has been charged with two counts of theft and two counts of residential burglary. He is due in court at 9:30 a.m. on June 25 for a preliminary hearing.
1 wounded in shooting at Army post in Texas
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An instructor at an Army medical training school at a military base in Texas was wounded Monday when a fellow service member shot her outside her office, authorities said.The suspect later surrendered to police, and authorities say no one else was ever in danger. Col. Jim Chevallier, vice commander of 502 Air Base Wing, would not give the identity of the shooter or victim or discuss any possible relationship between the two. But San Antonio Police Chief William McManus told the San Antonio Express-News that the victim and shooter were involved in a relationship. The incident took place at Fort Sam Houston’s Army Medical Department Center and School at about 2:50 p.m. Authorities said the shooter was a soldier who came into the victim’s office and began talking to her. The pair then continued a discussion on a veranda outside the building, where the shooter eventually fired multiple shots from a handgun, Chevallier said.