Don’t Let Catching Pokémon get You Caught by Police; Five Charged with Trespassing
Police responded to Keene Mille Elementary School, located at 6310 Bardu Avenue, around 10:47 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, for a report of an alarm. Officers found two men and three teenaged boys, ages 15, 16 and 17, inside the school. An investigation determined the suspects allegedly entered the building through an unsecured area. Further investigation determined they were playing the new Pokémon Go game and ended up at this location. Michael Morrison and Dejin Kim both 18, of Springfield, were issued summonses for trespassing on school property and released. Petitions for trespassing on school property are being sought for the juvenile suspects.
Police ask the public to please be mindful of your locations when playing the game. The game leads players to common meeting places like churches, memorials and parks. However, not all locations and areas in the game are open to the public and not all property owners welcome Pokémon Go players on the property. Remember, be respectful and adhere to all rules and regulations. For more safety tips click here: 5 Things to Know about Playing Pokémon Go in Fairfax County.