Young Boy Makes the Right Call to Stop Crime

Updated: 04/02/2015 6:23 PM
Created: 04/02/2015 12:17 PM
By: Ben Henry

(ABC 6 NEWS) – An 11-year-old did what Olmsted County Sheriffs are calling a “remarkable job” in the arrest of two men in an attempted burglary in Byron.

The young boy from Byron was home on the 500 block of 2nd Avenue SW, during his spring break when he heard a noise from outside and noticed two men trying to break-in a window. He immediately called his mother who directed him to call the police. The boy then called 911 and found a place to hide inside.

The call was placed at 12:03 P.M., and within minutes, the first police officer responded, followed by another.

At 12:27 P.M. police arrested Phillip Bartlett, from Hayfield, and Todd Bauer from Byron, after the K-9 Unit was able to sniff out the suspects in a shed, 50 yards away.

Capt. Scott Behrns of the Olmsted County Sheriff’s said these arrests would not have been made without the 11-year-old doing such a great job by staying calm, and giving a “very accurate” description of the suspects. Behrns also says he did everything correct, and his parents did a great job with preparing the young man to stay home alone.