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Juvenile court briefs

July 07, 2006|by PEPPER BALLARD

Disposition delayed for boy with knife



Disposition in Washington County juvenile court Wednesday was delayed for a 16-year-old boy who admitted he took a knife to North Hagerstown High School in April.

Hagerstown Police Department officers found a folding knife with a 4-inch blade in the boy's left shoe when they searched him April 10, Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Viki Pauler said.

Pauler said the boy's mother called the school's assistant principal to tell him about the knife.

Circuit Judge Frederick C. Wright III, sitting in juvenile court, ordered that the boy remain on house arrest pending the completion of a background investigation he ordered in preparation for the boy's disposition.

Wright said the boy had been on probation before.

He asked the teen to tell him why he brought the knife to school.

"The knife wasn't used to harm anybody," the boy said. He said he "had problems" in the past, "but that's not the reason I had it."

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Wright told the youth that he would figure out more about him through the background investigation.




Girl gets probation for stealing sister's car



A 15-year-old girl admitted in Washington County juvenile court Wednesday that she stole her sister's car in April.

The girl's brother reported that his sister's 1995 Chevrolet was stolen from the 400 block of Summit Avenue on April 1 at 1:44 a.m., Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Viki Pauler said.

The girl admitted to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Circuit Judge Frederick C. Wright III, sitting in juvenile court, ordered that the girl, who is pregnant, serve indefinite supervised probation under the conditions that she obey the rules of her mother's home, abstain from drugs and alcohol and go to doctor's appointments when required, among other conditions.




Girl put on probation, house arrest in theft



A 15-year-old girl admitted in Washington County juvenile court Wednesday to conspiracy to commit theft for the May 24 theft of a woman's Toyota 4Runner.

The girl and another girl - the daughter of the theft victim - were found in the early hours of May 25 with the Toyota, which was reported stolen from a Dual Highway parking lot about 6:45 p.m., Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Viki Pauler said.

A related case against a boy who had gone along for the ride that day was placed on the inactive docket Wednesday. He told his mother about the incident, and she called Maryland State Police, Pauler said.

Circuit Judge Frederick C. Wright III, sitting in juvenile court, ordered that the girl serve indefinite supervised probation, the first 30 days of which were ordered on house arrest. The girl also was ordered to perform 20 hours of community service.

The daughter of the theft victim - a 14-year-old - was ordered by Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr., sitting in juvenile court, to serve indefinite supervised probation on June 21 after she admitted to taking her mother's car. The 14-year-old girl was ordered to serve 45 days of house arrest.

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