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Washington County Juvenile Court briefs

October 17, 2007

Teenage boy admits malicious destruction



A teenage boy admitted Wednesday in juvenile court to malicious destruction of property.

The boy was a resident at the Cedar Ridge home near Williamsport when he scratched a large letter on a staff member's vehicle, Assistant State's Attorney Michelle Flores said.

Washington County Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long delayed disposition, the juvenile equivalent of sentencing, and transferred the case to Baltimore.

Teen admits throwing rocks at home's staff



A judge heard a case Wednesday in juvenile court that involved a juvenile accused of throwing rocks.

The state alleged that the boy threw rocks at staff members of the Cedar Ridge home near Williamsport.

A boy who admitted earlier Wednesday to a malicious destruction of property charge in the same incident testified that he was the only person who threw rocks.

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Washington County Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long found the boy involved, the juvenile equivalent of guilty, in one charge of second-degree assault against a staff member and not involved in another charge against another staff member.

Long delayed disposition, the juvenile equivalent of sentencing, and transferred the case to Baltimore. The boy was detained pending disposition.

Girl, 14, admits to assault on boy



A 14-year-old girl admitted Wednesday in juvenile court to a second-degree assault.

The girl was at a Hagerstown-area playground in July when she threatened to smack someone, Assistant State's Attorney Michelle Flores said.

A boy laughed and said the girl's comment was funny, and the girl smacked him, Flores said.

Washington County Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long delayed disposition and ordered a psychological evaluation for the girl.

Teenage boy admits malicious destruction



A 16-year-old boy admitted Wednesday in juvenile court to one count of malicious destruction of property.

A staff member at the Oak Hill House group home saw the boy jump on her vehicle, causing more than $500 in damage, Assistant State's Attorney Michelle Flores said.

Washington County Circuit Court Judge M. Kenneth Long delayed disposition, the juvenile equivalent of sentencing. He transferred the case to Wicomico County and detained the boy pending disposition.

- Erin Julius

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