PCSO deputies and Auburndale Police Officers arrested two juveniles early this morning, Tuesday, April 17, 2012, and charged them with multiple charges, including Burglary and Arson. Both are repeat offenders and one was violating his probation when they committed the crimes listed below.
According to their affidavits (see attached) around 1:30 a.m. this morning, the homeowner at 201 Woodland Trail in Auburndale heard a suspicious noise outside his home that sounded like someone jumping over his chain link fence. When he went outside, he observed two unknown males riding away on bicycles they stole from under his carport. The victim called law enforcement. The suspects were last seen heading toward Oakland Road.
While PCSO deputies were setting up a perimeter and searching for the bike thieves, Auburndale Police received a call about a burglary in progress to a boathouse at 1306 Lake Ariana Blvd being committed by two unknown white males with bicycles. PCSO deputies and APD officers responded to the scene and saw one suspect already in the water, and one suspect diving into the water – both were attempting to evade law enforcement. The stolen bikes were nearby.
With the assistance of the PCSO helicopter, both suspects were contained within the perimeter set up by deputies and officers, and both surrendered. After they were placed under arrest, the owner of the bikes responded to the scene and positively identified the bikes as his. Deputies turned the bikes back over to the victim.
The suspects were positively identified as 15-year-old Reymon Quinones, DOB 11/13/1996, of 202 Kaylor Drive in Auburndale, and 15-year-old Bo Ricks, DOB 12/22/1996, of 605 Marianna Road in Auburndale. Ricks is currently on probation for Burglary, and was recently arrested in February 2012 for felony Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle and VOP (APD cases). Both juveniles were also in violation of the Polk County curfew.
Neither of the suspects were cooperative with the officers and deputies – both were loud, profane and unruly and refused to answer questions. Both suspects were taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center and charged with one count each Arson (they burned wire securing a paddle boat to the dock in an attempt to steal the boat) (F-2), Burglary (F-3), Resisting Arrest (M-1), Criminal Mischief (M-2), and Ricks was charged with Violation of Probation.
“When these two ‘kids’ were arrested early this morning, they were rude, using profanity, and uncooperative. Both of them are known to law enforcement in the Auburndale area as suspects in various thefts, and both of them have criminal histories. For those who say that juveniles who commit crimes should be treated as “troubled children,” and not held accountable for their actions by the criminal justice system, they are flat out wrong. Criminal juveniles, especially, need to be held accountable early, because if they are not, they will learn a very bad lesson—that our criminal justice system is not serious.” – Sheriff Grady Judd