The 10-year-old boy is one of four children who have been arrested ‘for throwing the scooter through the shop window’
The 10-year-old boy is one of four children arrested ‘for throwing a scooter through the window of Home Goods’ during George Floyd protests in California
- Police in Stockton, California, arrest 10-year-old, two 12-year-olds, and 16-year-old for vandalism counts Sunday
- The four are accused of throwing the Razor scooter through the window of the Home Goods store in Sherwood Mall
- Stockton saw demonstrations over the death of George Floyd this weekend
- Other cases of burglary and looting involving minors were reported in the city on Sunday, resulting in multiple arrests
Police in California arrested four minors, the youngest of ten, on vandalism charges after the boys allegedly threw a scooter through the window of a store in Stockton during George Floyd protests.
According to a press release from Stockton Police, agents responded to a report of vandalism at the Home Goods store in Sherwood Mall on Sunday at 5:35 p.m.
The person calling the emergency number said a group of young people were seen throwing a razor through the company’s window and causing property damage.
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Police in Stockton, California, arrested a 10-year-old, two 12-year-olds, and a 16-year-old boy for vandalism for allegedly slinging a Razor scooter through this shop window
Employees are seen on board the smashed window in the wrecked Home Goods store in Sherwood Mall
On arrival on the spot, bystanders pointed the officers in the direction the underage suspects had fled.
The police managed to track them down and take them into custody. The youngest of the boys was 10 years old, two were 12 years old, and one was 16 years old. All four were arrested for vandalism.
Police said that while it supports the people’s right to protest, it does not tolerate material damage.
“Parents, please know where your children are. You are responsible for them, “the statement said.
Earlier in the day, police said a group of 12 minors broke into the closed Weberstown Mall in Stockton and destroyed three stores.
On Monday, three youths aged 16 and 17 and a 24-year-old were arrested for breaking into and looting a Walmart on Trinity Way in Stockton during Sunday’s turmoil.
Nearly $ 4,000 in stolen property was recovered, and the four suspects were charged with looting, burglary, theft, and conspiracy.
Also on Sunday, a group of young people broke into this Walmart on Trinity Way in Stockton
Police respond to George Floyd’s protests in Stockton over the weekend
All over the country, looting incidents have been reported during furious protests that lamented the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.
Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old black man, died in custody after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt in the neck for more than eight minutes while the handcuffed man pleaded that he could not breathe.
Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Floyd’s death, along with the recent murders of Breonne Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, sparked massive protests from coast to coast, resulting in violent clashes with the police, loss of life, numerous injuries, arrests and widespread property damage.