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Burglary call leads to drug arrest for Riverside teen

Published: Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 4:54 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014 4:46 a.m. CST

RIVERSIDE – Police in Riverside were called to the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue on Nov. 14 at about 3:30 p.m. to investigate a reported burglary in progress.

The resident who called in the report told police that a male teen had forced his way into the home and battered his daughter, according to police reports.

Following an investigation, police learned the suspect was a ex-boyfriend of the caller's daughter. Twenty minutes later, police had a 17-year-old Riverside teen in custody after picking him up at his home.

According to police, the teen had been storing his marijuana at his ex-girlfiend's home and became aggressive when he went to her home to pick it up and she told him she would not return it. According to police, she told the teenager she planned to throw it out the window or flush it down the toilet. Police said the teen got angry and forced his way into the home, recovered some of the marijuana and left.

According to police, the teen knew officers were looking for him, so he hid the marijuana in the rear yard of a home in the 100 block of East Quincy Street. He texted another teenager, who police said went to location and moved it again to another location in the 100 block of East Quincy Street.

Police later recovered 17 grams of marijuana, which police said was packaged for delivery, after the teenager in custody told police where it was.

The teen was charged with possession of cannabis, criminal trespass to residence and domestic battery.

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