GLOVERSVILLE -City police on Wednesday reported two male juveniles were charged after a lengthy vandalism investigation of incidents that included black paint being thrown on vehicles in the southeast end of the city.
Capt. John Sira said today the boys, ages 13 and 14, were charged as "juvenile delinquents" with an "underlying charge" of criminal mischief. He said their cases were referred to Fulton County Family Court through the county Probation Department.
Detective Mike Calbet issued a news release Wednesday indicating the Police Department investigated nine reports of criminal mischief and vandalism in the city's southeast section. The release said reports varied from paint being thrown on vehicles and buildings to obscene notes glued to windows.
The release said the two teens - whose names are not being released by authorities because of their ages - were charged after a lengthy investigation by the Patrol Division and the city's juvenile officer.
Detective Sgt. Michael Jory last week said the two young males live in the area of the city defaced. He said three houses in the neighborhood of Woodward Avenue and Pearl Street were defaced.
He said 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.
Police said the incidents took place after dark.