Police seek information after 3 teens arrested following Utah County crime spree

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  • Arizona Border Dude NACO, AZ
    Sept. 4, 2013 11:36 p.m.

    One sad facet of today's society is the "Throw away kid." They're the ones nobody wants, especially the parents. The kid get's into trouble and the parent get's 'bothered' by the cops who mistakenly think the parent cares. Often the child's first clue they did anything wrong is when the cops arrest them. I also fault the foster parents of the three. When the boy wasn't at home at the regular time calls should have been made, or at least when it got dark. The school should have exercised due diligence and called when they showed up missing. Well managed schools have attendance reports made each segment of the day. So when a kid skips in the middle of the day (after morning attendance) it is noted. That should trigger a call to the parents. After all, who knows what happened to that child. Does abduction fit into the realm of possibilities?

  • Obama10 SYRACUSE, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 11:05 a.m.

    If I remember correctly from the news last night (thanks Dnews for your in-depth reporting), these young men were in a foster home. Parents instilling any moral sense of right and wrong were far from these young men's lives. Stats show us they will be involved in the revolving door of the criminal justice system throughout their lives.

  • raybies Layton, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 10:07 a.m.

    God save our bored children.

  • I know it. I Live it. I Love it. Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 9:37 a.m.

    Boredom turns wrongdoing

    I have to think that a lack of family time dedicated to instilling good values, and instilling a productive AND rewarding use of time- is to blame.

    Perhaps a kid gets all that at home and is lead astray by a peer. But somewhere, I'm inclined to believe something is missing at home (or something that shouldn't be at home, is).

    Cease to be idle, plain and simple. It can take the best of us. They just need to be taught properly and it's come to our attention as society because they weren't learning it at home. If the parents weren't teaching it, hopefully their learn some kind of lesson. If they were, then the kids probably just needed better friends (they do anyway).

  • The Rock Federal Way, WA
    Aug. 29, 2013 8:24 a.m.

    Where were the parents? Kids skip school and spend the day engaging in mischief and don't bother to go home, and nobody calls the police? If I ever skipped school, I had the brains to go home at the usual time. (I never skipped school, my dad was a teacher at my high school. Getting away with it was not even a possibility.)

  • Wasatch Al South Jordan, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 8:19 a.m.

    Walmart always asks me for ID when I use my credit card. I guess a 70 year old looks like a bigger risk than a 14 year old with a card. Isn't Utah County the perfect place where these incidents never happen?

  • Brother Benjamin Franklin Orem, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 5:32 a.m.

    These young men are an example of what is going wrong with our society.

    I honestly don't know what will it take around here for people to get the messages and warnings from the police about locking stuff up.

    We do not live in Zion! We live in the real world, folks!

    This is basic. This is not rocket science. But if people insist on learning these things the hard way around here, I guess they are getting what they deserve.