ROCKLAND — Another series of juvenile crimes were reported over the past 24 hours, including a stolen vehicle.

During the early morning hours on Monday, Dec. 12, several subjects, suspected to be juveniles, committed multiple grab-and-run thefts of alcohol from the Circle K convenience store on Camden Street in Rockland.

Shortly thereafter, Rockland Police responded to a hit-and-run motor vehicle crash on Pleasant Street, where several subjects fled from the scene immediately after the crash. Police later learned the vehicle had been stolen from downtown Rockland, unbeknownst at the time by the owner.

Police said 18-year-old Khyllie Cochran, who was recently released from jail on a court-approved deferred disposition, was charged with violation of conditions of release.

The investigation remains active and more charges against Cochran and several juvenile suspects are expected. Rockland Police have reason to believe several individuals not directly involved in the incident have information about what occurred.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Jacob Labo at JLABO@RocklandMaine.Gov or by reaching out via the department’s Facebook messenger.

Unrelated to the earlier incidents, around 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, Rockland Police were called to Oceanside High School for an out-of-control student. Following protocol, the school was moved to a hold-in-place status, and students and teachers stayed in their classrooms. Classes continued as planned, but students were not allowed in the hallway until the incident was resolved.

Rockland Police made contact with that juvenile who was destroying school property. The juvenile was arrested and charged with assault (against an officer) and refusing to submit to arrest. The juvenile, who was already on conditions of release for a prior felony assault on an officer charge, was released (at the direction of the juvenile community corrections officer with the Department of Corrections) on another set of conditions of release.

During the evening of Monday, Dec. 12, Rockland Police were called to Hannaford supermarket in Rockland for a report of a juvenile suspect who had stolen commonly abused over-the-counter medication. Rockland Police charged the juvenile with theft. During this time, the store asset protection made Rockland Police aware of several prior thefts by juveniles of alcohol and whip cream (often misused as an inhalant). These thefts remain under investigation with charges pending on multiple individuals.

Rockland police and other law enforcement officials have voiced concern throughout the year of a surge in crimes by youth and the lack of options for police who apprehend the juveniles.