Kids Rams Shop, Ride Stolen Bikes, Michigan Cops Say


Three children, ages 8, 11 and 13, have been arrested for breaking and entering in Monroe, Michigan. The children attempted to flee in a stolen vehicle and stolen dirt bikes, authorities said.


Three boys, ages 8, 11 and 13, have been charged with breaking into a business and stealing dirt bikes, according to Michigan authorities.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm raised at a local business at 8:40 p.m. on July 8. When deputies arrived, they found three children fleeing the scene, according to a news release.

Two of the children attempted to flee on dirt bikes stolen from the store while another attempted to flee in a stolen vehicle, authorities said. Deputies took the three children into custody, noting that one had a BB gun in his belt.

The children had used the vehicle to kick down the building’s bay doors to get inside, the statement said. Authorities said the vehicle was stolen in Toledo, Ohio, about 20 miles southwest of Monroe, Michigan.

Inside the vehicle, deputies reported finding stolen items linked to several “retail frauds” in the area, including items from Cabelas, Meijer and Walmart.

The incident is still under investigation.

Aspen Pflughoeft covers real-time news for McClatchy. She graduated from Minerva University where she studied communications, history and international politics. Previously, she reported for Deseret News.

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