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Police: 15-Year-Old Vandalized Township Playground

Lower Saucon police announced Thursday that a 15-year-old juvenile from Hellertown has been charged with criminal mischief for allegedly damaging equipment at Steel City Park in October.

Lower Saucon Township police have announced that a 15-year-old juvenile from Hellertown has been charged with criminal mischief .

Police said in a Nov. 10 press release that the damage done to the park "is suspected to be in excess of $1,000."

Following the vandalism, one large plastic playset had to be closed as a result of the damage.

In their press release, police did not identify the juvenile but indicated that a charge was brought Nov. 9.

Lower Saucon Township officials expressed concern following the vandalism, because the township plans to invest thousands of dollars in upgrades to the park next year.

Jessica G. November 11, 2011 at 02:05 PM
I'm glad they caught the perpetrator of the act, but sad it was someone so young. Hopefully getting caught this time will stop this kid from doing anything else like this or worse in the future.
Terri Simpson November 11, 2011 at 03:40 PM
I think the teen that did this should have to repair the damage with his own hands and pay for it by working in the community. This teen also needs to go visit a prison to see what happens to adults when they make wrong choices. This person needs to own up to what he did and if I was his parent I would take out a page in the Newspaper and apologize for my actions and ask for forgiveness and make my son make it up to the community. Shame is a good thing because it may stop you from this behavior.
Duke Druetski November 11, 2011 at 06:05 PM
it was a girl....
Terri Simpson November 11, 2011 at 06:17 PM
Thanks duke, thought it was a boy makes no difference the teen "girl" should have to repair the damage and work to pay for what she did.
GrowUpSaucon November 11, 2011 at 06:45 PM
Where are the parents? I do not claim to be a perfect parent. I just wonder why is this kid {girl} running the streets destroying property? If the parents are working, isn't there a neighbor or family member who could pitch in and mentor the child? What happened to the times when we actually helped each other.Now it seems like it's every man or KID for themselves.
sue November 11, 2011 at 09:39 PM
just a thought.....maybe they were DEMANDING someone else to watch them....
GrowUpSaucon November 11, 2011 at 10:18 PM
Sue, why would someone demand someone else watch their child? No wonder some kids are having trouble. Well, like I said, we should all try to help each other. My neighborhood is fabulous like that . We all watch out for each others children because they can't be replaced. I am fortunate in that respect.

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