3 charged in park burglary

Vandalized and stole $7,000 in electronics

JOHNSTOWN — Three city residents — including two 16-year-olds — each face three felonies following their recent arrests involving alleged theft of thousands of dollars of electronics, and vandalism at a Johnstown Industrial Park business.

Police reported the arrests of James J. Hammond Jr., 16, and Joshua J. Gordon, 20, both of 202 Fonclair St., and Scott A. Perry Jr., 16, of 117 S. Market St.

All three of the suspects were charged with felony counts of third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief, and fourth-degree grand larceny.

The suspects were arraigned in City Court. Gordon and Hammond were held in lieu of $10,000 bail each, and Perry was held in lieu of $500 bail pending further court action.

Police indicated in news releases that Hammond, Gordon and Perry allegedly broke into Evolution Recycling Center, 20 Crescendoe Road, Johnstown Industrial Park. Police said the suspects stole over $7,000 worth of electronics, discharging a fire extinguisher over electric equipment, and causing damage.

The suspects also allegedly spray-painted graffiti on the Evolution building, police said.

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