Teens caught breaking into concession stand

More charges pending for more burglaries

From staff reports

MILL HALL — Three teenage males — an 18-year-old from Avis and two 17-year-olds from Mill Hall and Lock Haven, were caught in the act of burglarizing the concession stand at the Mill Hall Community Pool early Tuesday morning, according to state police at Lamar.

And more charges are pending after the trio admitted burglarizing three more concession stands, two in Lock Haven and one in Castanea Township, police said.

State police said they received a phone call of a report of suspicious persons near the Mill Hall pool at 1:37 a.m. Tuesday. The caller stated she observed three males walking toward the community pool and while walking they put bandanas over their faces, police said.

State police, along with officers from Lock Haven City Police Department quickly responded and located the males inside the concession stand of the pool, police said.

The three males were taken into custody without incident and transported to the Lamar barracks.

Through subsequent investigation and interviewing, the three males admitted to breaking into three other concession stands at the Little League fields in Castanea Township, and at Hoberman and Hammermill playgrounds in Lock Haven, police said.

They also told police they had plans of burglarizing multiple concession stands throughout the county, police said.

All of the items that were stolen were recovered on the teens, police said.

Charges will be filed for burglary, criminal mischief, criminal trespass and theft in the Mill Hall burglary, police said.

Lock Haven City Police are handling the other three burglaries in the city and Castanea Township, and the three teens will be charged in connection with them, Lock Haven Police Chief Kristin Smith said.