PADUCAH, KY (5/17/12) – On the evening of Friday March 2, 2012, approximately 10 vehicles in the Reidland area of McCracken County sustained various forms of damage. According to McCracken County Sheriff’s Department officials, at the time, an unknown person or persons smashed out the windows with an object suspected to have been a pipe or ball bat. An approximate total of $5000.00 in damages was sustained as a result of these mischiefs.
On Tuesday, May 15, 2012, Detectives went to the Reidland High School in efforts to interview some persons of interest, assisted by the Reidland school resource officer. The investigation continued throughout the afternoon and evening, resulting in a confession being obtained from four separate juveniles that were responsible for the March 2 damages.
Following the confessions, Detectives compiled reports and contacted victims of the criminal mischief in efforts to obtain accurate amounts of damages that had been sustained to their vehicles.
Juvenile pickup orders were obtained on the morning of Wednesday May 16, 2012, and all four suspects were arrested and transported to the Juvenile Detention Center. Detectives also learned during the investigation about a school computer that had been destroyed with a ball bat around this same time frame. Two of the juveniles will also be receiving charges for that incident.
Three of the juveniles were charged with one count of Criminal Mischief, 1st degree (Class D Felony), two counts of criminal mischief, 2nd degree, and seven counts of criminal mischief, 3rd degree. One of the juveniles was only charged with one count of criminal mischief 3rd degree.
Information provided by Matt Carter
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