A 16-year-old boy is facing adult charges after police say he broke into a home June 12 and stole a variety of items, including several computers and medication.

Malik Kentle, of Racine, was charged Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count of burglary and one misdemeanor count of obstruction. If convicted, he faces up to 13-1/4 years in prison and/or up to $35,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, Racine police were called June 12 to a home in the 1900 block of Summit Avenue after a man returned home to find a burglar. The male subject – later identified as Kentle – was described as a black male wearing a brown shirt and black knit hat. The man told police he and Kentle looked at each other for a moment before the defendant exited out a broken window. He was last seen running through the alley carrying something.

Police say the home – including the homeowners’ son’s room – had been rummaged through, and Kentle was carrying a pink duffel bag when he fled, also stolen from the victim’s home, and it contained:

  • 3 laptop computers
  • 2 iPad tablets with cases
  • Computer cable
  • 3 yellow watches
  • 2 bottles of medication
  • A number of workout headbands
  • A piece of paper with the name of the man’s son written on it

Shortly after police responded to the home, the complaint reads, investigators spotted Kentle walking with a black and pink duffel bag. He dropped the bag and fled from police, eventually surrendering without incident when a K9 officer gave chase.

Kentle remains in the Racine County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond. He will next be in court July 8 for his preliminary hearing.

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