MT. VERNON – A 14-year-old juvenile male was arrested early Wednesday morning when Mt. Vernon Police Officers responded to a burglary alarm activated at King City Liquors in the 300 block of South 12th Street in Mt Vernon.
Upon their arrival officers reportedly observed forced entry to the business. Officers began a search of the business but did not locate anyone inside.
They then began checking other businesses in the area. While doing so, an officer made contact with a 14-year-old male in the area of the Plaza Liquor Mart at 650 South 10th. After reviewing video from the King City Liquors burglary, officers took the him into custody.
During a search of the teen, officers reportedly located property believed to have been stolen during the burglary. Detectives from the Mt. Vernon Police Department were called in to assist with the investigation.
The 14-year-old was subsequently charged with Burglary and Possession of Stolen Property. He was transported to the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Facility where he will be held pending a court appearance.