Two Valparaiso juveniles were detained on Sunday on delinquency charges of
robbery and battery after Valparaiso Police said that they mugged another
juvenile who had arranged to sell them marijuana, in an incident which came
to the VPD’s attention through Facebook.
According to police, at 7:45 a.m. officers were dispatched to a residence in
the 400 block of Morgan Blvd. after the mother reported that her 16-year-old
son had posted photos of himself with a facial laceration to Facebook.
Officers determined the following in the course of their investigation,
police said: the woman’s son had agreed to sell a quantity of marijuana to
two 17-year-old boys, that he met them at a nearby school, and that as the
two prospective buyers were examining the marijuana, one of them hit him
with “a wooden object.”
Officers, using Facebook, later determined the identity of the two
17-year-olds and after being taken into custody and interviewed, both
admitted their roles in the incident, police said.
They were detained at the Porter County Juvenile Detention Center on
delinquency charges of robbery and battery, while a charge of dealing
marijuana is pending against the 16-year-old, police said.