On Sunday August 15th, 2021 at 1500 hours, Corporal Hayes of the Catawissa Borough Police Department received a call of two male juveniles breaking into a residence in the 500 block of Mill Street in Catawissa Borough. The juveniles, ages 10 and 13 years old admitted to trying to break into the house to make it their club house. They attempted to pry open the back door, causing minor damage with small hand held shovels found on the back porch. They tried to pick the lock, and broke off a piece of metal inside the key hole making the lock inoperable. The juveniles then went home, and returned with a pair of scissors and kicked in a basement screen.
The case is still under investigation and no juvenile suspects will be named at this time.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law
If you have any information regarding this incident or any other incident, contact the Catawissa Borough Police Department at 570-356-7102 or the non-emergency number at 570-784-6300.
Note: If you need to get in contact with an officer quickly, and if it is a non-lift threatening emergency, call the non-emergency number (570-784-6300) as officers are not always in the station to answer phone calls/listen to voicemails.