I spent all day at my shop today working on the trail *****. As I was closing everything up to go home at around 8, I hear a thumping sound coming from the yard. At first I thought it was my big sliding doors banging against the wall in the wind, but then it kept going. I ran around to the front and saw two kids behind the yard by the rail road tracks throwing rocks at my parts trucks. I decided, its on now *****es! I took the long way around and had to run about 300 yards around a cement plant to sneak up on them and got about 30 yards away before saying anything. I obviously suprised the hell out of them and I could see they were thinking about running but figured I would catch them (I was covered in 9 hours worth of dirt, grease, and steel powder). There was a bike belonging to one of them sitting on the railroad tracks so I ran up and grabbed it so the little bastard wouldnt run. I told them to follow me back to the front of the shop and the one who I assumed owned the bike (little mexican kid about 13 or 14) did but the other (BIG mexican girl) started walking away. I told her to come back and obviosuly, she didnt. I figured a bird in the hand is worth two on the railroad tracks and took the kid that stayed back to the front and called the cops. He was begging and pleading with me not to call them and said he thought the building was abandoned. WTF, like that makes it ok? He kept saying "please dont call them mister, if you do I'll go back to juvi." At this point I was like great, we got a real ****brick on out hands. The first cop to arrive was one of the civilian clothed task-force type guys and he recognized the kid immediately. Then two more uniformed officers showed up. At first, I wasnt going to press charges on the kid because he broke a $10 rear window in a parts truck, I just wanted to scare him. When I was showing the officers the damage, they told me he was a very-repeat offender and convinced me to press charges. I went ahead and did and while they were taking my statement they asked, "So how much is the window worth, about $150?" It was all I could do to keep from busting out laughing so I just said yes. (It was a non-sliding rear windshield from a 84 CUCV). They also told me that this will probably be his last chance and there's a good possibility he'll get sent to bootcamp or something of the sort. We got all that stuff taken care of and now I have to go to the station tomorow and give an affadavit. Now I'm kinda concerned about them messing with the other parts trucks in the yard or even breaking into my shop. I figured that was a risk when I decided to press charges but at the same time, if I didnt do anything, it would probably happen again anyway. In any case, I hope I get my money, not that I need it, but more out of spite.