A 17-year-old boy who ran through a Kuna neighborhood on Halloween night during trick-or-treat, forced his way into one house and tried to steal a truck, and then broke into another home and battered an elderly man inside has been charged with seven misdemeanors.
The boy was intoxicated during the spree and transported to a hospital for treatment after the incident, so he wasn’t put into custody that night.
Ada County Juvenile Prosecutors recently issued an arrest warrant for the boy, who turned himself in at the Ada County Juvenile Detention Center earlier this morning.
He is charged with three counts of unlawful entry and single counts of battery, disturbing the peace, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The incident began around 8:30 p.m., Oct. 31, in the neighborhood just south of the Kuna/Ten Mile roads intersection while kids were still trick-or-treating.
The boy ran through the Sutter’s Mill neighborhood, where he forced his way into a home on Yukon Drive, started arguing with the people who live there, and then jumped into a truck in the driveway and tried to start it.
Somebody who lives at the home pulled the boy out before he could drive away.
The boy then took off running and broke into a nearby home on Whitehorse Avenue, where he knocked over and then threatened an elderly man who lives there. The boy then took off his clothes and hid in a bedroom until Kuna Police arrived moments later and took him into custody. The elderly man did not appear to be injured.
Paramedics treated the boy at the scene and then drove him to a local hospital for treatment.
It is unclear why the boy picked the two homes to break into, since he did not know the people who lived there.