By Caleb Hutton
Two teens said they stole alcohol and candy from a Bellingham Fred Meyer “out of boredom” and because some girls asked them to, according to Bellingham police.
Security guards stopped the teens, aged 16 and 18, at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, and accused them of taking candy and vodka from Fred Meyer, 800 Lakeway Drive.
Police arrived and read them their Miranda Rights. The teens admitted they “stole the alcohol out of boredom and wanting to have some fun, plus some girls asked them to get them alcohol,” according to Bellingham police logs. (See case number 12B32197.)
Both were cited for theft in the third degree and minor in possession of alcohol.
The elder teen, Jamie Mitchell Sears, will face the charges as an adult. His alleged accomplice, who is still a juvenile in the eyes of the law, was released to his mom.