Teens charged in connection with explosions, thefts at businesses

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Seven teens face charges after exploding bottles were thrown into one business, and another business was broken into last month, Winston-Salem Police said.

Police identified five of the arrested teens as Jesus Noyola, 17, Juan Carlos Mariche, 17, Martin Ayala Mariche, 16, Kevin O. Villareal, 16, and Allan Paredes, 16. All are from Winston-Salem.

All were charged with breaking and entering, felony larceny, injury to real property, misdemeanor larceny and trespassing. Noyola, Villareal and Paredes also were charged with possessing a weapon of mass destruction.

Police said they also will seek charges against two juveniles, ages 14 and 15.

The first incident happened March 9 at Corn Products International on Overdale Road. Police said several bottles that contained an acid base substance were thrown at the scale house. All of the thrown bottles exploded, but no damage and no injuries were reported, police said.

The second incident, a break-in and theft, happened March 18 at Abby Green Recyclers also on Overdale Road, police said. The suspects stole electronics from the business, police said.

Bond amounts hadn’t been determined by the time police issued a news release Thursday afternoon.

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