Hope Valley teens charged in theft of motocross bike, filing of false report

Hope Valley teens charged in theft of motocross bike, filing of false report

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HOPKINTON — Two Hope Valley teenagers are facing charges after the police said they broke into a shed of a home on Skunk Hill Road and stole a motocross bike, then lied about finding the bike in an effort to cover their tracks.

Police said a 15-year-old boy was charged on May 10 with breaking and entering a building with criminal intent, obstructing an officer in the execution of duties, conspiracy to commit breaking and entering and larceny over $1,500. A second boy, 13, was charged Sunday with breaking and entering a building with criminal intent, larceny over $1,500, conspiracy to commit breaking and entering, and falsely reporting a crime.

Police Chief David Palmer said the boys were charged after they came to the department on May 8 to report the whereabouts of a KTM SX motorbike that had been reported stolen by a Skunk Hill Road resident. Palmer said officers determined that the two had conspired to take the bike and broke into the shed. They then reported finding the bike in an effort to avoid detection, he said.

Both teenagers were charged and released into the custody of their parents, and will answer to the charges in Rhode Island Family Court, police said.

jvallee@thwesterlysun.com


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