Crime, Fire + Courts

Police: Boy, 13, faked Woodland robbery report

By From page A2 | April 21, 2013

A 13-year-old boy who reported being held at gunpoint during a robbery of his family’s Woodland apartment made the whole thing up, police announced Friday.

As a result, two teenagers arrested in connection with the report have been released from custody without charges, and the 13-year-old was booked at Yolo County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of filing a false police report, Woodland police Cpl. David Krause said.

According to Krause, the boy reported being robbed shortly after 4:30 p.m. Thursday at an apartment in the 200 block of North College Street, saying two people took video-game equipment from the residence while a third held him at gunpoint.

Police arrested the two teens a short time later in the 700 block of Court Street, where they reportedly were spotted holding the purportedly stolen property.

Krause did not explain why the boy allegedly filed the false report, or how the two teens who were arrested came to possess the video game equipment.

Lauren Keene

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