By MARLO BARNHART
The parents of a 14-year-old boy who broke into a woman's home in February were praised Wednesday in Washington County Juvenile Court for turning their son in to police.
"These parents did their duty and they should be commended," said Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Susan Lochbaum.
In addition to calling the Washington County Sheriff's Department, the parents made their son return the stolen items and write a note of apology to the woman.
The boy admitted to one count of burglary. The other charges were dismissed.
Judge John H. McDowell allowed him to remain at home pending completion of a pre-disposition report.
The Feb. 11 burglary in the 10100 block of Crystal Falls Drive was discovered by the woman when she returned home at 9:17 p.m., according to Lochbaum.