Three teenagers were arrested Saturday after Rochester police said the trio assaulted a man in a parked car and robbed him of his cell phone and shoes.
Rochester police were called shortly after 4:15 p.m. Saturday to the 1500 block of 15th Avenue Southeast for a report of a robbery, Capt. Casey Moilanen said. A 19-year-old Rochester man reported that he and a friend were parked, waiting to pick someone up in the area when three teenage boys opened the passenger door, assaulted the man sitting there and took his phone and shoes.
Both men in the car told officers they knew the three teens — two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old. As an officer was on scene writing the report, the two men told the officer that the three teenagers were on the first floor of a nearby apartment building, according to Moilanen.
The officer located the three teenagers. One of the teens had the man's phone on him when police located him, Moilanen said. The three were arrested and taken to the Olmsted County Juvenile Detention Center. All three could face charges of robbery, fifth-degree assault and disorderly conduct.
Most juvenile criminal records in Minnesota are not public information, but there are a few exceptions. If an offender is at least 14 years old and commits a felony-level crime, the juvenile may be certified to stand trial as an adult in criminal court, and would render all of the records relating to that crime as public.
Additionally, if a juvenile is 16 years old or older and is accused of a felony-level offense, all proceedings conducted by the juvenile court relating to that offense as well as the records relating to it are open to the public.