An eyewitness and an officer’s familiarity with subjects on his beat led to the arrest of a 15-year-old female juvenile for robbery, while police are also following leads to identify and apprehend her cohort, a 20-year old male.
Around 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, Oakdale Police responded to a report of an armed robbery where one of the suspects brandished a handgun and reportedly beat the victim in the area of Sixth Avenue and F Street.
According to Oakdale Police Chief Lester Jenkins, the victim had just left the Quik Stop market on East F Street and was met by the two suspects that he claimed not to know. While walking with the suspects, the male produced a handgun and demanded the victim’s backpack.
The victim turned it over but was kicked and punched by the male suspect as the female suspect ran off.
Witnesses pointed out the direction on Sixth Avenue and officers learned that the victim knew a possible first name for the female.
Officer Aaron Beatty was familiar with a female juvenile in that area and went to an address in the 300 block of North Sixth Avenue where he observed the juvenile using a torch to burn papers belonging to the victim.
According to Chief Jenkins, the female suspect also had a glass “meth pipe” in her possession at the time of her arrest.
Police took the female into custody and the victim identified her as the suspect. The victim was treated and released at a local hospital for his injuries suffered during the attack.
Jenkins said officers charged the female juvenile with armed robbery, destruction of evidence and having drug paraphernalia.
Police are looking for the other suspect, described as a white male in his 20s, 5 feet 7 inches to 6 feet tall, with a thin build and tattoos on both arms. He had dark facial hair on his chin and was wearing dark clothing and a hat.
Anyone with information or leads regarding this case should contact Detective Bill Carter or Officer Aaron Beatty at (209) 847-2231.