Port Angeles: Teens accused of store robbery charged as adults

PORT ANGELES — Two 16-year-olds who allegedly used a toy gun to rob a small grocery near Lincoln Park last week have been charged with first-degree robbery.

Joseph J. Chartraw and Todd Martin Romero, both juniors at Port Angeles High School, were charged as adults in Clallam County Superior Court on Monday.

Chartraw is a former basketball star at Neah Bay High School. He was named the North Olympic League’s Offensive Player of the Year for the 2001-2002 boys basketball season.

He transferred to Port Angeles High School this year.

The felony robbery charge carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment and/or a $50,000 fine.

A 17-year-old high school student who reportedly drove the boys to Lincoln Park Grocery is expected to face charges in juvenile court.


The rest of the story appears in the Tuesday Peninsula Daily News Clallam County edition. Click on SUBSCRIBE to get the PDN delivered to your home or office.

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