Two teens were arrested after reportedly shooting at people while riding their bikes Friday night.
Deputy Chief Mike Trafton [above] said police were called around 7:50 p.m. to Jackson and Herkimer streets with reports of two boys riding bicycles firing a rifle . . .
Officers went to check that location (again) and found two Joliet boys who were coming out of a house by the window.
“Because neither subject lived there and were exiting through the window, officers made a forced entry into the residence to do a protective sweep to make sure there were no victims inside,” Trafton said. There were none, but police reportedly saw a rifle, magazine and ammunition . . .
The rifle was later seized and has been reported stolen to Mendota police.
After questioning, both boys were charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a street gang member, obstructing justice and unauthorized possession of ammunition.
One was also charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and the other with reckless discharge of a firearm. Both were booked into the River Valley Juvenile Detention Center.