Three juveniles were arrested on June 22 and charged with stealing four guns in Pembroke, according to the Pembroke Police Department.PPD Det. Daniel Woodcock said the three kids, ages 12, 13 and 14, broke into the Warnell Avenue home of a local fireman on June 20 and stole two semi automatic weapons and one revolver.
He said the guns were in plain sight on top of an entertainment center.
In addition, Woodcock said one of the kids stole a gun from the home of a police officer while visiting the home on June 20 as a guest of the officer’s juvenile son.
On June 22, PPD Officer Matt Lynn responded to a call of shots being fired into the air near a home on Dubois Street. Woodcock said Lynn arrived at the scene to observe the gun-toting 14-year-old fleeing into the residence when he saw the arriving officer.
Woodcock said an interview with the teen led to the subsequent arrests of the 13-year-old at his home, also on Dubois Street, and the 12-year-old on Wade Carter Road.
Woodcock said he had a seven-hour interview session with the juveniles and led to a confession of stealing the guns as well as the recovery of all four weapons from various locations.
Woodcock said the juveniles appeared in juvenile court on June 23 which resulted in a judge determining that all three juveniles will remain incarcerated at the Claxton Youth Detention Center until their next court date on July 3.