"It just gets complicated when you leave your property," Berben said.
Hanson said it's clear Madeo's son was tackled in the street, due to his injuries and statements from the three friends he was with.
"He was in the street. The kids all say it was at least 300 yards away from his house," she said.
Gerstenzang couldn't say how far the chase went.
"I don't think it was very far," he said.
He added Van Plew was concerned about the possibility of a home invasion or burglary. His wife, 3-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son were in the house.
"This has been a very terrifying experience for the Van Plews," Gerstenzang said.
Madeo's son escaped charges because of his age, police said, as did his three other friends, who fled back to a sleepover at a nearby home.
"They're not old enough to be arrested for a trespass because it's not a crime," Berben said.
If they had been over the age of 16, however, charges would have been filed, he continued. Police did not identify the juvenile subjects, citing their age.
Hanson emphasized Madeo is upset with his son's behavior.
"The Madeos definitely don't think that was the right thing to do," she said.
She added, "I certainly don't think the kids' intent was to scare the homeowner... It was a 14-year-old prank and certainly this child has learned what can happen as a result of that."
Van Plew was released with a court date of Tuesday, Aug. 3.""