Three Juveniles Males in Youth Court Over Missoula Medical Marijuana Burglary and Vehicle Theft
Missoula Police have identified suspects in the burglary of a Missoula Medical Marijuana Dispensary that occurred on October 28th, but police work since then has linked the suspects to other crimes. Missoula Police Public Information Officer Travis Welsh explains how the business owner walked in on the crime in process.
"The property owner had been alerted to an alarm at his business and when he responded himself he interrupted three suspects who, in fact, were burglarizing his property. The three suspects jumped a fence and fled on foot. What officers discovered when they were investigating was that there were two vehicles left behind by these these three suspects that were involved in another burglary that had taken place across town."
The suspects, all under the age of 18, now face a host of felony charges.
"Over the course of the past five or six weeks investigators have identified three juvenile males who were involved in these two burglaries and they have since been charged with 12 felonies. The case has since been sent to Youth Court."
Because the suspects are juveniles, their names will not be release, they were sent to youth court last Friday.