Two teenage boys were arrested by Bowie police Saturday and are facing charges for breaking into the boat house at Allen Pond Park, according to a police report.
Police observed two boys walking on Northview Drive over the footbridge that leads to Collington Road at around 3 a.m. Saturday morning and attempted to "make contact."
Both boys ran from officers. One of the boys, identified as a 16-year-old, was caught by police by the foot bridge. Police caught up the second boy, a 17-year-old, at the 15200 block of Major Lansdale Boulevard.
When police asked the second boy why he ran, he admitted that he and the other boy attempted to break into the boat house at Allen Pond Park to steal money and property. When they realized they had only broken into a supply shed, the boys said they left the scene.
Officers confirmed that there was "heavy damage" to the storage closet of the boat house. The detained boy also showed police the tools used in the burglary that were still in his backpack, including flashlights a hammer, gloves and screwdrivers.
The boy who fled the scene gave officers a written statement about the incident but the boy who was detained at the foot bridge did not, according to police. Both boys were processed at the Bowie police station and released to their parents.
In a separate incident, a Bowie resident was robbed at gunpoint on a trail in the area of Twisting Lane and Twin Cedar Lane around noon on Oct. 21.
According to the police report, the victim—a 24-year-old Bowie man—was walking down the path when he was approached from behind by a suspect who demanded his backpack. The victim complied and handed over the bag, which he stated contained "numerous" prescription drugs and cash.
The suspect—who the victim said was wearing a ski mask and carrying a black handgun—took the bag and fled in an unknown direction.
Police searched the area with the help of a county K-9 unit but were unable to locate the suspect. The incident is still under investigation.