Kearny police take 13-year-old into custody for writing in wet cement

kearny police departmentKEARNY – A 13-year-old was taken in custody by police on April 21st for writing in wet cement, Police Chief Dowie said.

According to the police report, it was around 3:30 p.m. when officer Jay Ward observed the teen in the 100th block of Bergen Ave. He was holding a stick and writing three names in the wet cement at a residential construction site. Once the teen saw the officer he threw the stick and walked away but it wasn’t long until he was stopped by Officer Ward who placed him into custody for criminal mischief. At headquarters, the teen’s mother was contacted and the juvenile bureau was contacted for appropriate action.

 

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  1. Standing Strong via Facebook

    Thats right, good job officers !! Start getting this young ignorants to respect other peoples job…. If you dont do it now ,who knows whats on their mind next

    1. Brian

      So quick question, if this kid defaced your home with the word “SPIC” in spray paint, would you appreciate an officer doing his job? Or would you want the officer to just drive by and go home.

  2. Matthew Viola via Facebook

    Honestly, I have my credit card info tattooed to my arm, so that when/if I get jailed, I can bail myself out. The staff there just laughed at me when I said I have the bail money.

  3. Robin Longo via Facebook

    The owner of the sidewalk he wrote on has connections to fire and police department in town. He’s my neighbor. I’m sure that’s the only reason they picked this kid up.

  4. Rafael B. Tejada via Facebook

    Kids get arrested or picked up all the time. The parents then pick them up. It’s the only way that the police can guarantee that they are giving a ticket to the right person since kids don’t typically carry Identification with them. This is standard procedure throughout most of the United States.

    He is not doing any jail time, he is not going to spend the night in a cell. He goes to the precinct and the parents pick him up. It’s been that way for years.

    I just don’t understand why anyone would actually write a story about such a minor offense.

  5. Mike Musa via Facebook

    Frank Blunt they don’t need to talk to him, when they charge him is really called just a fine the reason why a juvenile is taken into “custody” is to notify the parents. They don’t get their picture taken or anything like that. It’s actually by law that the cold be remanded and brought in for the parents. Also the person who said that cops let murders and thieves go, Blame the judicial system, cops do their jobs, the courts are the ones who let them go.

  6. Frank Blunt via Facebook

    True you know sometimes you read a story and forget certain things! I believe the only way was to bring the child in and have him call his parents! Thank the skies i have friends like Mike Musa to bring me back to my senses! Facebook will turn an intelligent man stupid if you read into it to much! Lmaoooo

  7. Stavroula Katseyeanis via Facebook

    He should be picked up….how would u like it if ur paying money to have things fixed at ur house and someone comes and destroys them….at 13.
    ..he should know better. …

  8. Tetyana Hayes via Facebook

    New generation, especially the new comers with” free ride ” for everything, have no value for private or public property. Few days ago I caught a group of my students trying to cheat on school fundraiser. They were not even ashamed of their actions, they were arguing with me that school & government must do it for free for them. Most of their families are receiving food stamps and other benefits that US taxpayers are paying for. Their parents milking a system left and right, plus have some side cash jobs.

  9. Tetyana Hayes via Facebook

    New generation, especially the new comers with” free ride ” for everything, have no value for private or public property. Few days ago I caught a group of my students trying to cheat on school fundraiser. They were not even ashamed of their actions, they were arguing with me that school & government must do it for free for them. Most of their families are receiving food stamps and other benefits that US taxpayers are paying for. Their parents milking a system left and right, plus have some side cash jobs.

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