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Juvenile Court briefs

November 07, 2007|By ERIN JULIUS

Boy held pending placement in shelter

A Hagerstown boy was detained Wednesday in juvenile court pending his placement in shelter care.

The boy was accused of recently pulling a knife on his mother and he spit at police officers Wednesday morning at the police station, Assistant State's Attorney Michelle Flores said.




Teen placed on protective supervision

A 13-year-old girl admitted Wednesday in juvenile court that she is a child in need of assistance due to truancy. The Washington County Board of Education filed a complaint against the girl because of 27 unexcused absences in the last school year.

School officials said Wednesday the girl has shown great improvement.

Washington County Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley, sitting in juvenile court, placed the girl on protective supervision.




Teen confesses to misdemeanor theft

A 16-year-old boy admitted Wednesday in juvenile court to misdemeanor theft.

In August, the boy gathered many food items at the Sheetz store on Virginia Avenue, told the clerk he was "real hungry" and ran out the door, Assistant State's Attorney Michelle Flores said. The boy was under the influence of alcohol at the time, Flores said.

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Department of Juvenile Services officials said the boy's drug and alcohol use is significant, and he has received citations for using alcohol at school.

The boy is receiving outpatient services, and being tested for drugs and alcohol daily.

Washington County Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley, sitting in juvenile court, delayed disposition - the juvenile equivalent of sentencing - ordered the boy held on community detention pending the disposition and ordered the boy to abstain from using drugs and alcohol.

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