A woman is badly beaten and choked as she tries to protect her child.
Bellingham police say the boy who did it tells them he was high on pot and mushrooms at the time.
Police were called to a home on St Clair Street.
The woman says she attempted to stop the boy – who broke into her house – from going to where her child was located.
Police discovered a pair of pants and a wallet while searching the area.
That led them to the 16-year-old’s home.
He was arrested.
The woman is expected to be ok.