More juveniles charged in Edinburg vandalism case
The number of juveniles facing a long list of charges linked to a wave of vandalism in Edinburg has risen to three.
Shenandoah County sheriff’s deputies have charged a 13-year-old girl from Edinburg and a 14-year-old boy from Woodstock with 22 counts each of vandalism.
The latest cases raised the total number of vandalism counts to 67 from incidents in Edinburg on the nights of Oct. 6 and Oct. 7. The first defendant, a 14-year-old boy, was charged with 23 counts in late October.
Capt. Wesley Dellinger of the Sheriff’s Office said all three defendants participated in the same incident.
The latest defendants were charged on Oct. 30 and Nov. 3.
“They were alleged to be accomplices,” Dellinger said.
Authorities have said the vandalism involved the spray painting of mailboxes, road signs and a roadway. Damage has been estimated at about $2,000.
All three defendants are scheduled to appear Nov. 19 in Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
Dellinger said no one else is under investigation and no further charges are expected.
“Once it goes to court, that will close it out,” Dellinger said of the case. “There are no additional suspects at this time.”
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