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Teens Arrested in Connection to Rash of Vandalism

Police say they have arrested five teens linked to 21 cases of vandalism that involved hurling large rocks into Livermore homes.

Five teens were arrested Friday in connection to a , police said.

The teens, all Livermore residents, range from 16 to 17 years old, Steve Goard said.

Here is more information from a police press release:

Since Feb. 18th, the Livermore Police Department received numerous tips about the vandalism. After following up on the tips and conducting an extensive investigation, officers identified five suspects (all male juveniles). The suspects were linked to 21 cases of vandalism that occurred on Feb. 18.

According to statements made by the suspects, the vehicle used during the commission of the vandalism was a 2002 Subaru Forrester. The suspects stated they threw the rocks while the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, damaging mailboxes, vehicles, and homes. 

During interviews with the suspects, they were remorseful. At the time of the offense, they did not realize their actions could have caused injury to others.

The five suspects were arrested today for the 21 cases of vandalism and booked at Juvenile Hall in San Leandro.

The Livermore Police Department would like to thank the citizens of Livermore for their assistance in helping apprehend the suspects.

Livermore resident February 27, 2012 at 10:57 PM
I am glad to see that throwing stones at the suspects is not what you meant. Even though the Justice system can be frustrating at time, it is important to let them do their work. At the end of the day, the victims should be compensated and the suspects should be brought to justice and punished. Thanks you LPD….Nice job. I am still thinking that the suspects should be tough a hard lesson that they will not forget anytime soon. May be by having them cleaning bathrooms or animal manures, they will understand the sweet involved in earning an income (I agree with you, it does not have to be public shame, but shame nevertheless). Hopeful, they will show more respect for someone else property.
Bree Van de Kamp February 28, 2012 at 04:25 PM
I'm still curious as to what kind of apparatus they used to hurl those heavy rocks with such velocity.... What was it? A small cannon?
Keith March 03, 2012 at 04:31 PM
THEY BROKE THE REAR SLIDING GLASS ON MY 2005 F250 PICKUP! cost $1,000.00 to repair. The truck was for sale and the deal fell through because of the delay of cleaning the millions of glass chunks out of the inside of the truck.this really hurt my family and my bank account!
John Harrington March 03, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Agree. They should be tried as adults.
renni rhome March 10, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Any update/follow up on oncome of court appearances?

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