A YOUTHFUL THIEF.
Chas. Hoffman is under arrest and is incarcerated in the county jail for burglary. He got into the courthouse last night and broke into the drawer of the treasurer's office and stole four cents. It is thought he has broken into the office drawer several times and Superintendent Vigness suspects him of stealing a pocketbook from him two weeks ago in which there were currency and stamps to the amount of seven dollars. The boy recently stole goods from the Glatt clothing store, but was not prosecuted at the time. He will be sent to the state reform school this time to stop his depradations.
Bismarck Tribune, 2/6/1909
SENT TO REFORM SCHOOL.
Charles Hoffman, who was arrested for breaking into the treasurer's office in the court house, pleaded guilty to the charge Saturday before Judge Winchester, and was sentenced to the reform school at Mandan until he is 21 years of age.
Bismarck Tribune, 2/7/1909