NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

 

Henry Reyes                              Wendell Johnson

    Chief of Police                    Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  
 

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
         (256) 427-7157               (256) 746-4111           (256) 427-5461     (256) 213-4503


 

Four Juveniles Charged In Homeless Attacks

 

Huntsville, Alabama (June 29, 2007) Four Juveniles have been arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Robbery in connection with assaults on a homeless camp. Huntsville Police spokesman Wendell Johnson said the juveniles, all males, have been booked into the Neaves Davis Center for Children. They are 11, 12, 13 and 14-years-old.

 

Johnson said there were two separate attacks. The first incident occurred on June 20th under I-565 near Hall Street. The second attack occurred June 25th. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected. Johnson added that Huntsville Police continue to work with homeless advocates to provide the appropriate resources to prevent such incidents in the future.