MADISON (WKOW) — Madison police arrested four teens after a confrontation outside an East Lakeside Street home Tuesday evening.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct while armed and being party to the crime attempt to commit theft from a vehicle, the Madison Police Department said in an incident report released Wednesday.
Three girls, two 15-year-olds and one 16-year-old, were taken to the Juvenile Reception Center for being party to the crime attempt to commit theft from a vehicle, police said.
“An East Lakeside Street homeowner looked out to see a teenager behind the wheel of his parked car last evening,” police said. “There were three other young people leaning into the driver’s side window.”
The homeowner ran out to confront the teens saying, “Can I help you guys?”
Police said the teens fled, but the homeowner followed asking, “Did you take anything?”
The three girls said nothing, but the boy allegedly pulled out a boxcutter and indicated he would stab the homeowner if he did not back off.
The homeowner “while frightened, tried to reason with the boy, saying he had a kid and just wanted the group to give back anything they might have taken,” police said.
Neighbors witnessing the confrontation called police at 6:13 p.m. The teens were found walking on railroad tracks nearby and taken to the Juvenile Reception Center, according to police.