PAOLA — A 17-year-old boy is being housed in detention and awaiting charges after reportedly entering a Paola home with a firearm and confronting a juvenile girl.
The Paola Police Department was notified of the incident at about 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, and the report claimed there was a residential burglary/robbery involving a firearm taking place in the 700 block of West Peoria Street, according to a police department news release.
The initial investigation revealed that a female juvenile was in the residence when she was confronted by a male juvenile who entered the residence with a firearm. The female juvenile was able to get to safety inside of a locked room, and the suspect left shortly thereafter, after removing property from the home, according to the release.
The 17-year-old male juvenile has been taken into custody and is currently being housed in detention awaiting charges. The investigation remains ongoing, according to the release.