Two Middletown teenagers charged in vandalism, graffiti spree
MIDDLETOWN, Md. — Two Middletown teenagers have been charged with various offenses after a string of vandalism and graffiti in the Braddock Heights area, according to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.
From July 15 to 25, the sheriff’s office took 13 reports of vandalism and graffiti, most of them at night, according to a news release.
Graffiti was found on roadways, residential and commercial properties, public buildings, sidewalks and mailboxes, the release said.
Roads where vandalism and graffiti were reported included Cherry Lane, Jefferson Boulevard and Schley Avenue, the release said.
A 13-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy were charged with two counts of malicious destruction of property over $500, seven counts of malicious destruction of property under $500, conspiracy to commit malicious destruction of property over $500 and conspiracy to commit malicious destruction of property under $500, the release said.
One of the boys also was charged with two counts of second-degree malicious burning for setting a mailbox on fire, the release said.
The boys were referred to the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services.