Young offender charged in connection with string of vandalism

Lethbridge Regional Police have charged a 15-year-old boy following a weekend vandalism spree in the West Highlands subdivision.

On March 7, 2015 police received numerous reports of vandalism along Redcrow Boulevard, Jerry Potts Boulevard, Highlands Place, Aberdeen Road and Tartan Circle after vehicles, travel trailers and fences were spray painted overnight. Damages, in a total of 16 cases of property damage, are estimated at more than $5,000.

Following further investigation two young offender subjects were identified and arrested. A 15-year-old boy was subsequently charged and a 16-year-old boy diverted to alternative measures.

The 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named, is charged with 16 counts of mischief under $5,000. He was released from custody on a promise to appear in court April 22.

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