All the boys needed to do to avoid prosecution, a Walmart management member told them Sunday, was hand over the merchandise they had stolen and stay out of the store for 30 days.
The boys — ages 13, 12 and 12 — said they had given it all back. But as they were escorted out of the store, more stolen merchandise fell from one of the boys, a report by officer Gary Villalpando states.
That boy and one of the other boys said they didn't know they still had stolen merchandise on them. The third boy said he hadn't stolen anything but had acted as a lookout for the other two.
All three were charged with theft over $500 under $1,500 and engaging in organized criminal activity, Villalpando's report states.
The total value of the items — most of them from electronics — was $832.
The items that were stolen and recovered consisted of 19 computer jump drives, four headphones and a fishing reel.
All three juveniles were released to their parents on the recommendation of a juvenile probation officer, Villalpando's report states.
In an unrelated incident involving a juvenile, a Brownwood Intermediate School student was assigned to the school district's Disciplinary Alternative Education Program for 20 days after an incident Thursday in which a student pushed a teacher against a door frame, police said.
In other incidents:
• Officer Doug Hurt was dispatched Sunday to the 2100 block of Eighth, where a man said he woke up from a nap as his ex-wife entered his home and assaulted him.
• Officer Bryan Greenrock was dispatched Friday to the 1000 block of Poindexter on a noise complaint. Greenrock issued citations to eight juveniles for minor in possession of alcohol.
• Officer Jesse Mares was dispatched Saturday to the Dollar General store at 2800 U.S. Highway 377 South on a report that a man and a woman with a child stole $30 worth of items.
• Villalpando was dispatched to the 1900 block of Vincent on a report that a 32-inch television, a revolver and a safe with medication were taken in a burglary.
• Officer Zane Taylor was dispatched Sunday to the 2700 block of U.S. Highway 377 on a report that an off-duty officer was following a reckless driver. Taylor arrested Wade Phillips, 53, of Fort Worth, on a DWI charge.
Others booked into the Brown County Jail between 8 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Monday were:
Jami Ball, 27, Brownwood, traffic warrants.
Melissa Benson, 31, Brownwood, two unrestrained animal warrants and an unvaccinated animal warrant.
Dominique Briscoe, 18, Brownwood, disorderly conduct (fighting).
Eugene Butts, 45, Brownwood, traffic warrants, failure to appear.
Jimmy Carter, 43, Bangs, DWI third or more.
Marcus Gray, 26, Brownwood, driving with invalid license.
James Little, 28, Brownwood, 10-day commitment.
Jovoni Palmore, 23, Abilene, furnishing alcohol to a minor.
Enrique Ponce, 34, Coleman, theft, possession of a controlled substance.
Camellia Rincon, 56, Lubbock, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a dangerous drug.
Mandy Turner, 36, Santa Anna, traffic warrant, failure to appear.
Adolfo Vigil, 27, Las Vegas, possession of marijuana under 2 ounces.
Robert Walker, 42, Early, public intoxication.
Justin Wallace, 32, Brownwood, 60-day commitment.
Michial Williams, 36, San Saba, motion to revoke for DWI third or more.