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Flail_Crapple
8/23/2007 5:39pm,
http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070823/NEWS/708230321

Apparently using your ninja powers for evil and stealing everybody's **** can lead to felony charges, who knew?

Be sure to check out the myspace page mentioned in the article.

Kungfoolss
8/24/2007 5:36am,
http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070823/NEWS/708230321

Apparently using your ninja powers for evil and stealing everybody's **** can lead to felony charges, who knew?

Be sure to check out the myspace page mentioned in the article.

Post the article dude, sometimes the news articles are taken down by the website after a while.

Kungfoolss
8/24/2007 5:38am,
'Ninja' teens arrested after pranks go bad
Car break-ins, burglaries were the work of Rogue River trio, aithorities say

By Sanne Specht
also by Anita Burke

August 23, 2007

ROGUE RIVER Three teen members of a self-proclaimed "ninja" group face felony charges after their months-long spree of nighttime pranks morphed into serious criminal activity, police say. Three boys who graduated to burglary after skulking across rooftops and ghosting through people's yards at night were taken into custody Tuesday night. Two 15-year-old boys and one 16-year-old boy, all of Rogue River, were lodged in the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center and face multiple charges of felony burglary, theft and vandalism, said Rogue River Police Chief Ken Lewis.

"I think they watched too many Jackie Chan movies and got caught up in the fantasy," Lewis said.

In the past two weeks, police have responded to a rash of calls, including six car break-ins, three home burglaries and several thefts. In each of the burglaries, the residents were either away on vacation or temporarily out of the residence, Lewis said. During Tuesday's arrest, Lewis said police recovered jewelry that had been reported stolen along with burglary tools, a map of the city and several black "ninja" suits complete with hoods and climbing spikes. "We had to get it stopped. It was getting too serious. So we kicked in our afterburners and solved the case," said Lewis.

Police became aware that local youths were involved in the dangerous nocturnal antics early this year when a Grants Pass man called to say his son had friends in Rogue River who were dressing in black costumes, sneaking around at night, and climbing on things. Lewis advised the anonymous caller that such activities were dangerous and possibly illegal. Over the past several months, the short-staffed police department has been plagued by calls about the escapades of the so-called ninjas, said Lewis. Lawn ornaments were removed, wooden sculptures blockaded a driveway, paint cans were tipped over, and black-clad figures were seen on rooftops and in trees. "In one incident, the word 'ninja' was burned into a man's yard with bleach," said Lewis. "But I don't think anybody saw them committing crimes." Lewis said the four-person police department is currently unable to patrol around the clock. Most of the calls came in very late at night or in the early hours of the morning.

In June, shortly before high school graduation, Officer Robert Buren almost captured one of the so-called ninjas who had climbed up on a rooftop at Rogue River High School and was throwing debris down at a school security officer. Buren climbed up and gave chase, nearly capturing the suspect by an air-conditioning unit. "But the kid took off at full speed, running to the edge of the building," said Lewis. "Then he jumped off into space, hit a tree, broke branches all the way down to the ground, where he gave out a yelp of pain and then melted away into the night." Lewis said the teens have a MySpace page posted at: www.myspace.com/rr_ninja, which details their activities and interests.

"There's a video of one of the ninjas dropping out of a tree just like a cat," said Lewis.

School officials knew about the rooftop antics, said Rogue River High School Principal Jesse Pershin. But no one was identified, and they were unaware of any ninja-wannabees at the school, he said. "We'll have to take a look at that Web site," Pershin said. Local youths were already blogging on the MySpace page about the ninjas' arrest, said Lewis. "The kids in the community are buzzing," said Lewis. "I suspect more of these ninjas will be identified." Although he expects to find more members of the group, Lewis said the three boys arrested Tuesday appear to be the ring leaders. They face multiple charges of first-degree burglary, first-degree theft, first-degree criminal mischief and unauthorized entry into a vehicle, Lewis said. "Frankly, they're very lucky an overzealous homeowner didn't shoot them," he said.

Anyone who has information about the boys' activities should call Rogue River police at 582-4931. Reach reporter Sanne Specht at 776-4497 or Anita Burke at 776-4485.

http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070823/NEWS/708230321

Kungfoolss
8/24/2007 5:41am,
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.showvids&friendID=227612804&n=227612804&MyToken=b38e8cc9-582b-4d02-a62c-7f65fe461766

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=15256794

Flail_Crapple
8/24/2007 10:32am,
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind for next time

Elbow Bomber
8/24/2007 11:06am,
wtf?!! lmfao! teenage mutant ninja burglars!! hahahahahaha

Kungfoolss
8/25/2007 1:26am,
wtf?!! lmfao! teenage mutant ninja burglars!! hahahahahaha

I can understand dressing up and acting like an ass, but to go from that to burglary and vandalism, you need to be punished.

Anna Kovacs
8/25/2007 1:40am,
"Frankly, they're very lucky an overzealous homeowner didn't shoot them," he said.

Pity. people that break into houses do deserve a lead salad.

SFGOON
8/25/2007 2:17am,
I can understand dressing up and acting like an ass, but to go from that to burglary and vandalism, you need to be punished.

I used to do **** like that.

What am I saying, I still do **** like that.

syberia
8/25/2007 4:12am,
I used to do **** like that.

What am I saying, I still do **** like that.

While dressed as a Ninja???

SFGOON
8/25/2007 12:08pm,
Is there any other way?

Moonlit Tiger
8/25/2007 1:49pm,
"There's a video of one of the ninjas dropping out of a tree just like a cat," said Lewis.


Just from that video alone you can tell they weren't ready to go pro. Dressing up and showering together afterwards is one thing, but you might want some actual skill before you try to rob people. Hell, a LARPing rogue could have done better.

Those are some pretty serious crimes, especially for kids their age.

FilipinoNinja
8/25/2007 8:55pm,
pffft amatuers, couldnt even turn invisible like a TRU3 N1NJ3R, they shall be punished

colonelpong2
8/25/2007 10:58pm,
"Lawn ornaments were removed"


hhmmm...

http://www.bebo.com/PhotoAlbumBig.jsp?MemberId=4449627648&PhotoAlbumId=5088885378&PhotoId=5260268214

sdave
8/28/2007 11:23am,
We had to get it stopped. It was getting too serious. So we kicked in our afterburners and solved the case

Great job, Chief! I'm sure the PARENT calling about his kid the ninja, and the MYSPACE ACCOUNT had nothing to do with it.


Anyone who has information about the boys' activities should call Rogue River police at 582-4931.

Is it really "solved" if they're still LOOKING FOR NINJAS?

syberia
8/28/2007 4:39pm,
Great job, Chief! I'm sure the PARENT calling about his kid the ninja, and the MYSPACE ACCOUNT had nothing to do with it.



Is it really "solved" if they're still LOOKING FOR NINJAS?


Hmmm. That does seem to be quite contradictory...