San Juan police arrest two juveniles for park vandalism

6 months 4 days 5 hours ago Sunday, June 04 2023 Jun 4, 2023 June 04, 2023 1:58 PM June 04, 2023 in News - Local

San Juan police arrested two middle school boys who destroyed a local park.

The incident occurred over a week ago and the estimated damage was more than $25,000.

"It was already a lot. I mean, they broke the glass from the refrigerators, they broke the cash registers. I mean, they broke anything they could find," San Juan Interim-Police Chief Leandro Sifuentes said. "Everything, everything you could think of, was damaged with a sledgehammer and a hammer. Sinks, commodes, water pipes."

Police say the damage has left a lasting impact.

The two arrested juveniles are between 11 and 14 years old. They broke into the concession stands and restrooms, causing destruction with a sledgehammer and a hammer.

Police say all the damage happened in an estimated 30-minute window.

According to San Juan police, the two middle school students were released from the juvenile detention center, pending further court hearings.

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