THOMASVILLE — Teens on foot and in a vehicle were charged with curfew violation, among other offenses, during the weekend.
Males, 15 and 16 years old, were walking through the North Madison Street public library parking lot about 1 a.m. Sunday when stopped by police. The teens told officers they were walking from Gateway Shopping Center to a friend's house, said Maj. Wade Glover, Thomasville Police Department public information officer.
"Officers started talking with them, and the juveniles gave them the wrong names and where they lived," Glover said.
An officer recognized one of the juveniles and knew where he lived. The other teen lives in Ochlocknee.
The juveniles were taken to the police department and charged with curfew violation and hindering or obstructing police. Their parents were notified.
Three hours later, police encountered a vehicle traveling at Green and North Stevens Street with bright headlights on. Two 15-year-olds were in the car.
The officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and found a marijuana pipe containing marijuana residue in the car, Glover said.
The driver was charged with several offenses, including curfew violation, possession of a drug-related object and driving in violation of conditions of limited permit.
"The city has a curfew law for juveniles, and police will enforce it," Glover said.
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