Delphos Police were contacted in reference to several children in the area of the 400 block of North Canal Street at 3:23 a.m. Tuesday.
Upon officers’ arrival in the area, the subjects were not able to be located. At 3:54 a.m., officers were on routine patrol in the 200 block of West Third Street when they observed vehicles standing open at a residence and business in that area. Upon checking the vehicles and with the owners of the vehicles it was found that someone had gained entry into the vehicles.
A check of the area found Joseph Suever, 12, and Anthony Whitaker, 12, of Delphos walking in the 200 block of West Fourth Street with a 7-year-old female. Upon seeing officers, the subjects ran but all were taken into custody a short distance away.
As a result of the investigation, both Suever and Whitaker were charged with criminal trespassing, a first degree misdemeanor; and attempted theft, a fourth degree misdemeanor. All three subjects were released to parents and will be charged in Van Wert Juvenile Court on the offenses.