Middletown Division of Police

3 teens charged in home burglary are Middletown High School students

Two of the three juveniles expected to appear this morning in Butler County Juvenile Court had their hearings delayed one day because their parents failed to appear, according to court documents.

Their court dates were moved to 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

The third juvenile appeared this morning and his pre-trial before Judge Ronald Craft was set for 9 a.m. July 24, according to court documents. The 17-year-old entered no plea this morning.

All three boys are Middletown High School students, according to district records.

The 17-year-old was charged with aggravated burglary, theft of a firearm, tampering with evidence, carrying a concealed weapon, obstructing official business and firing a weapon within city limits. According to court documents, the teen allegedly fired a .380 caliber gun on Queen Avenue.

The other two teens were charged with aggravated burglary, theft of a firearm, tampering with evidence, carrying a concealed weapon and obstructing official business.

UPDATE @ 10:45 a.m.

Middletown police are looking for a fourth juvenile allegedly involved in a home invasion Tuesday afternoon, according to Maj. David Birk.

He said police recovered three guns allegedly used in the burglary. No shots were fired and no one was injured, he said. At least four people were inside the residence at the time of the burglary, he said.

Birk said police recovered jewelry and guns allegedly stolen during the home invasion.

Two of the juveniles were located on Waite Street and one was found of Oxford State Road near Yankee Road, police said.

INITIAL REPORT

Three juveniles were arrested and charged with aggravated burglary for allegedly breaking into a Middletown home Tuesday afternoon, showing handguns and demanding items, according to Middletown police.

Police responded to a residence in the 2200 block of Tytus Avenue in reference to a burglary in progress.

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The incident was investigated by patrol officers and detectives. Two 16-year-old males and one 17-year-old male were arrested. They were transported at 12:30 a.m. today to the Butler County Juvenile Detention Center, where they are incarcerated.

They are scheduled to appear this morning in Butler County Juvenile Court.

Anyone with more information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Kristi Hughes at 513-425-7733.

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