A Milton 13-year-old juvenile allegedly used his mother's Kindle and her credit card to spend more than $3,000 on Amazon.com in a 30-minute period on Sept. 18. Milton police took him to a youth detention facility.
The juvenile said he left school early because he was sick. Once home, he copied his mother's credit card information after taking the card out of her purse. He then used her Kindle to make the following purchases:
- Mac Book Pro ($2089),
- Nike Airmax shoes ($121),
- Samsung Galaxy S11 ($587),
- GMC Topkick Mountain Bike ($251.99).
His mother, who brought him to the Milton police department, told police he had done this at least 10 times in the past two years – and had been placed on probation in April for one of those offenses. His probation required that he not touch any electronic devices. It also forbade him from harming any animals, as his mother said he had killed several family pets in the past few years. The juvenile allegedly stepped on the family dog's foot, kicked it and threw a shoe at it because it was trying to eat his kettle corn and was bothering him.
Milton Police Find Teen's Pot, But No Burglar
A Milton family's home apparently was burglarized on Sept. 21, but the only arrest made so far was of the teenage son.
A Milton police officer was dispatched to the home at 12:53 p.m. The officer reported he went to the back of the house because an hour earlier an alarm had activated at the back door. He saw an open window that had its lock removed, and saw remains of what appeared to be latex gloves.
Once backup arrived, the officers entered the home to clear up.
"Upon entering the residence, I detected a strong odor of marijuana inside the residence. I observed what appeared to be marijuana on the floor by the open window. He also spotted what appeared to be marijuana on the nightstand next to the bed in the upstairs back bedroom.
When the homeowner arrived, she gave permission to search the rest of the home, including where the pot was found. The officer found approximately 20 grams of suspected pot.
The high school student was cited for the pot.
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