GLOVERSVILLE - City police plan to make at least two arrests in their continuing investigation of several incidents late last month in which houses and vehicles were defaced with black paint in the southeast end of the city.
Detective Sgt. Michael Jory said police will charge two juveniles, and at least one other arrest is possible.
Jory said the two young males live in that area of the city, but he could not divulge additional information because one is 14 years old and the other is 13.
This house on Pearl Street in Gloversville was splattered with black paint. Police say they are charging juveniles in the incident.
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Jory said they will be charged with criminal mischief and their cases will be turned over to Probation and Family Court.
Jory said three houses in the neighborhood of Woodward Avenue and Pearl Street were defaced.
One house on the corner of Pearl Street and Woodward Avenue was doused twice - in two separate incidents the week of May 20 through 26 - in a large, black splatter of paint.
It appears the incidents took place after dark.
Obscene drawings on paper were fastened to at least one window of the house.
The two juveniles, while being interviewed, admitted defacing at least one vehicle as well, Jory said.
"The patrolmen went out and handled it. They did a very good job of tracking down some possible subjects. With their interviews, they determined [the juveniles interviewed] were the ones causing it," Jory said. "More people need to be interviewed; it's still open."
Jory declined to divulge the addresses of the victims at this time, but said they are all in the Woodward Avenue and Pearl Street area.
Jory said the juveniles gave no reason for their alleged actions.
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