Teens Charged With Attempting To Break Into Newark Marijuana Dispensary

On Sunday evening, January 5, 2020, at about 9:45, Newark Police were dispatched to a report of a burglary in progress at Fresh, located at 800 Ogletown Road, according to Lt. Andrew Rubin.

Rubin said a witness reported seeing two subjects jump over a fence in the rear of the building and were reportedly trying to pry open the back door.

Responding officers stopped two juveniles on the railroad tracks a short distance from the business.

This business has a camera system that provides excellent quality interior and exterior views of the business. The video showed the males entering the fenced area and were pulling on doors and attempting to pry open another door to the business, according to Rubin. The pair also damaged a fence as during the incident, added Rubin.

The juveniles 14 and 16-years-old both of Newark were transported to Newark Police Headquarters where they were each charged with:

Attempted Burglary Third Degree
Conspiracy Second Degree
Criminal Mischief Under $1000
Criminal Trespass Second Degree

They appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video and were released to their parents on $4,500 unsecured bail to appear in New Castle County Family Court at a later date.

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