Latest Juvenile crime News

Teen accused of causing $46K in damage in Portland ‘riot’

Jan. 15, 2021 11:27 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A teen demonstrator arrested two weeks ago is accused of causing more than $46,000 in damage at a Portland protest, police say. The 15-year-old Columbia County boy is accused of burglary, rioting and other charges, according to Portland police. Police said he was arrested on a warrant...

In this image taken from video provided by ABC, Jacob Blake speaks during an interview broadcast on ABC News' Good Morning America on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Blake, who was shot in the back Aug. 23, 2020,  by a white police officer in Wisconsin, triggering several nights of violent protests, said he was prepared to surrender just before the officer opened fire. (ABC News/Good Morning America via AP)

Jacob Blake says he was ready to surrender before being shot

Jan. 14, 2021 7:42 PM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Black man who was shot in the back by a white police officer in Wisconsin, leaving him partially paralyzed and triggering several nights of violent protests, said in an interview broadcast Thursday that he was prepared to surrender just before the officer opened fire. Jacob Blake,...

Parents charged with murder in lice-linked death get bail

Jan. 12, 2021 10:22 AM EST

IVEY, Ga. (AP) — Parents charged with the murder of their 12-year-old daughter have been granted bail because prosecutors have not yet sought their indictment by a grand jury. Mary Katherine "Katie" Horton and John Joseph “Joey” Yozviak were each granted $100,000 bail Monday. Both remained...

This booking photo provided by Ventura County Sheriff's Office in California shows Miya Ponsetto.   Ponsetto, who falsely accused a Black teenager of stealing her phone and then tackled him at a New York City hotel on Dec. 26 , 2020 was arrested Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 in her home state of California. She was jailed in Ventura County, a spokesperson for the sheriff's office there said. It wasn't immediately clear what charges she might face. (Ventura County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Woman who wrongly accused Black teen is arrested, apologizes

Jan. 8, 2021 3:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who wrongly accused a Black teenager of stealing her phone and tackled him while being filmed at a New York City hotel apologized but defended her actions in a television interview conducted before she was arrested in California. “I consider myself to be super sweet,”...

Woman who falsely accused Black teen of theft is arrested

Jan. 8, 2021 12:39 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who falsely accused a Black teenager of stealing her phone and then tackled him at a New York City hotel was arrested Thursday in her home state of California. Miya Ponsetto, 22, was jailed in Ventura County, a spokesperson for the sheriff's office there said. It wasn't immediately...

2 teenage boys arrested after another teen was fatally shot

Jan. 7, 2021 9:05 AM EST

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Two teenage boys in Marysville, ages 16 and 17, are in custody after a 17-year-old boy was shot in the stomach and died. The two teens were arrested for investigation of second-degree murder when Marysville police carried out search warrants Wednesday, the Everett Herald reported....

18-year-old charged in hit-and-run that killed UW student

Jan. 7, 2021 8:53 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — An 18-year-old driver was charged with vehicular homicide in the death of a 23-year-old student who was struck on the Montlake Bridge on New Year’s Day, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Kyle Dickinson — a senior at Bishop Blanchet High School...

Jacob Blake Sr., father of Jacob Blake, holds a candle at a rally Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

No charges against Wisconsin officer who shot Jacob Blake

Jan. 6, 2021 6:49 AM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin prosecutor declined Tuesday to file charges against a white police officer who shot a Black man in the back in Kenosha, concluding he couldn't disprove the officer's contention that he acted in self-defense because he feared the man would stab him. The decision, met with...

Illinois teen pleads not guilty to fatally shooting two people during Wisconsin protests over police shooting

Jan. 5, 2021 2:06 PM EST
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Illinois teen pleads not guilty to fatally shooting two people during Wisconsin protests over police shooting.
This Oct. 30, 2020 photo provided by the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department shows Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wis. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis. earlier this year. (Kenosha County Sheriff's Department via AP)

Wisconsin prosecutors add curfew charge against Rittenhouse

Dec. 29, 2020 4:34 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a 17-year-old Illinois teen accused of shooting three people during a protest in southeastern Wisconsin this summer with violating curfew that night. Kyle Rittenhouse was charged in August with multiple counts, including reckless and intentional homicide,...