Boston Police report arresting a Mattapan teen and scattering several others after three incidents in the Downtown Crossing Macy's yesterday afternoon.
Police report officers were first called to the store around 3:40 p.m. on a report of "unruly juveniles that were desroying property:"
While employees were escorting the group of individuals out of the store, one of the female juveniles swiped a shelf full of perfume onto the floor causing them to shatter. The estimated damage was approximately $1000.00.
Officers wrote her a summons to appear in court and held her until a parent could come get her, police say.
A few minutes later officers were called to the basement area of the same store where they observed approximately 15 juveniles gathered around the escalator causing a disturbance and damaging store furniture. Officers were informed that the juveniles were sitting on the furniture for extended periods of time and have caused damage to fabric with knives and burn holes from marijuana.
Police say the officers ordered them out of the store and the complied - but then some of them returned about a half hour later:
Upon arrival, officers observed about 8 - 10 juveniles in the passageway of the store. The juveniles were placing ski masks over their faces while one juvenile was observed removing what appeared to be a stun gun and mace from a backpack. Officer approached the group of juveniles and recovered the stun gun from the backpack.
The teen with the backpack, a 15-year-old from Mattapan, was charged with being delinquent for unlawful possession of a dangerous weapon, police say.