Newport Police rounded up three teens, two males and a female on NE 58th Street, after receiving a report of a possible burglary in the area. Police determined that the three were at a nearby location with a door open. However it was also determined that none of the three had entered the residence. At hearing the sirens of approaching police cars, all three ran down NE 58th toward the ocean. A police sergeant saw them disappear into the brush and went in after them. Within a couple of minutes, the sergeant, with two in handcuffs and one under control, emerged at the end of NE 58th.
Police ran computer criminal background checks on all three. They all came back with NO record. Police, at that point, brought the teens, two at age 14, one at 15, to their parents. Officers gave the parents a detailed explanation of the facts of the incident, cited the teens for criminal tresspass, and turned the children over to their parents. They will enter the juvenile justice system for adjudication of the case. Hopefully, lessons learned all around.