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Three Arrested for Trying to Rob Boy of Marijuana

The following arrest information was supplied by the Lakewood Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Three arrested following robbery in progress

Two men were arrested and charged with robbery, after they tried to rob a 17-year-old Lakewood boy of his marijuana in the municipal parking lot at 1300 Warren Road at around 1:40 p.m. Feb. 20.

Police chief Timothy Malley said the robbery was set up as a drug deal.

When the would-be drug buyers showed up, they tried to rob the boy at gunpoint following a fistfight in the car. “He refused to give up the drugs,” Malley said.

The recovered gun turned out to be a BB gun.

The third suspect, a 17-year-old Lakewood boy, took off on foot and was later charged with robbery.

The victim, who hasn’t yet been charged, also took off on foot — with one of the would-be robber's car keys. “(The robbery) wasn’t very well conceived, it wasn’t very well executed and it resulted in them getting arrested,” Malley said.

A pair of strange drunken driving arrests

Police responded to a couple of strange drunken driving calls in the early morning of Feb. 17.

A man was charged with drunken driving after he struck a couple of parked cars in the 1300 block of Belle Avenue at around 2 a.m.

An hour later, another man was charged with drunken driving after his car got stuck on the railroad tracks at Beach Avenue at 3 a.m.

Once police cleared the vehicle from the tracks, police notified Norfolk Southern to reopen the railroad line.

Tresspassing

Two juvenile boys were charged with trespassing and possession fireworks after they were spotted on their bicycles on the railroad tracks near Sloane Subway at around 1 p.m. Feb. 17.

Shooting lasers at motorists

received a report of someone shining lasers on motorists as they passed the intersection of Belle and Madison avenues at around 5 p.m. Feb. 14.

Police called about missing sippy cup

A woman called police for assistant about retrieving a sippy cup from a friend’s house in the 15000 block of Lakewood Heights Boulevard at around 9 p.m. Feb. 17. The missing cup couldn’t be found.

For questions about this blotter, email colin.mcewen@patch.com.

Peter Grossetti February 24, 2012 at 06:52 PM
"The victim, who hasn’t yet been charged ...." So I'm thinking that LPD is tyring to figure out if geting beat up was punishment enough for possessing the pot? I dunno!
Colin McEwen February 24, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Peter, the even bigger story here in this police blotter is that officers were called about a case of a missing sippy cup.
Peter Grossetti February 24, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Franlky, Colin, (thanks for using your full/real name, btw) ... I never got that far! Hard to read through the tears streaming down my face from the first story!
Rick Uldricks February 24, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Seems like there's been a lot of BB gun crime this month.
Joe Slops February 24, 2012 at 10:12 PM
I was going to call 911 because my good for nothing washing machine keeps stealing my socks. I bet its working with the dryer. Its a conspiracy!

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