Three teens charged for cemetery vandalism
As the result into the investigation into a number of criminal acts, including damage to headstones at a Reamstown cemetery July 18, charges have been filed on three area juveniles.
According to East Cocalico Police, 17-year-old Reamstown youth, a 17-year-old Reinholds youth and a 15-year-old Denver youth have all been charged with two counts of burglary, criminal conspiracy, theft and institutional vandalism, in regards to multiple acts of vandalism that occurred in the early morning hours of July 18 at the Salem Evangelical Reformed Church and the cemetery adjacent to it.
Police said the Reamstown Park snack bar, operated by the Cocalico Baseball Association, was also affected. Both properties are located in the first block of East Church Street in Reamstown in East Cocalico Township. Damage at the cemetery is estimated at $6,500, and damage to the snack bar is estimated at $3,000.
In addition, the 15-year-old was charged with criminal mischief for throwing rocks through four windows in a barn located in the 100 block of North Reamstown Road, causing an estimated $4,400 worth of damage. All charges were filed with Lancaster County Juvenile Probation.
Posted: September 5th, 2012 under Cocalico.