2 Teens Charged with Chicago Police Stable Burglary

The September burglary left two horses injured

By Alexandra Clark
|  Sunday, Oct 28, 2012  |  Updated 8:02 AM CDT
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Two teenagers have been charged in a September burglary at a Chicago Police Dept. stable that left two horses injured in the South Shore neighborhood.

The teens, a 16-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy, were each charged with felony burglary and five felony counts of injury to a police animal, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report.

Twenty-seven of the nearly 30 horses that make up the Chicago Police's Mounted Unit were released from their stables on September 17 and were found walking around the barn. One of the horses, J.R., was apparently sprayed in the face with a fire extinguisher. A second horse, Schott, had a cut to its leg.

On Sept. 26, a $6,000 reward was offered for any information about the break-in. The police chaplain’s ministry and the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation put up the money.

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