PD: Hallucinating teen arrested for indecent exposure

Abbie Neilson, Benjamin Conner, Benjamin West (Photos provided by the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)
Abbie Neilson, Benjamin Conner, Benjamin West (Photos provided by the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) – A 17-year-old was arrested after police said he was found nude and hallucinating in the middle of a Williamsburg street. Three others were also charged in connection with the incident.

According to Williamsburg Police, officers were called to the 1200 block of Richmond Road Wednesday around 12:20 a.m. for a report of indecent exposure. Officers found a nude teen standing in the middle of Lafayette Street, and police said he began yelling incoherently when they arrived.

The teen was later identified as a 17-year-old juvenile, and taken into custody for his protection.

Officers were also called to a room at a nearby hotel for a report of someone yelling at people. The suspect, identified as 18-year-old Benjamin Thomas Conner, Jr., lunged at officers and was taken into custody.

Police said bystanders told them the two teens in custody were chasing a female from the hotel, and said there was a third suspect in the hotel. Officers found the third individual on the hotel’s third floor. 18-year-old Benjamin Bond West was taken into custody.

Police called medics for all three suspects, because they appeared to be suffering from hallucinations.

The female, who witnesses said was being chased, came back to the area around 1 a.m. Police identified her as 19-year-old Abbie Layne Neilson, and officers said she appeared to be under the influence as the same substance as the other teens. Neilson told police they had all taken LSD.

All four were taken to Riverside Doctor’s Hospital for treatment, before being taken to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail. The 17-year-old was released to his parents’ custody.

Neilson was charged with possession of a Class III controlled substance and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. West was charged with resisting arrest, possession of a Class III controlled substance and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Conner was also charged with resisting arrest, possession of a Class III controlled substance, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and distributing to a person under the age of 18.

Police said they are seeking petitions for the 17-year-old.

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