Police: Investigation leads to 14 arrests
DOLGEVILLE – A complaint about juveniles trespassing led to an investigation that ended with 14 people being arrested, village police said.
Dylan Balderston, 21, two 16 year olds and 11 juveniles between the ages of 12 and 15 were charged by police, a news release said.
Balderston was charged with third-degree criminal trespass and providing a false written statement.
One 16 year old, who was not identified, was charged with third-degree criminal trespass.
The other 16 year old, also unidentified, was charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal trespass and petit larceny.
Police said officers received a complaint from a village business about juveniles trespassing.
Police said some of them broke into numerous buildings, vandalizing and destroying property inside. Police said some of them also stole security cameras, a collection of crystal/gem stones and numerous bottles of alcohol.
Some of the trespassers, according to police, also defecated and urinated within the buildings, and destroyed a large-screen television.
Police said the business owner reported the clean up and replacement of property will cost more than $42,000.
Balderston is scheduled to appear in Manheim Town Court at a later date.
The 16 year olds are scheduled to appear in Manheim Town Court.
Eleven juveniles were given Family Court appearance tickets and, police said, are facing one or more of the following charges: second- and fourth-degree criminal mischief, unlawfully dealing with a child, endangering the welfare of a child, making a false written statement, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, petit larceny, third-degree criminal trespass and third-degree burglary.