Three teens have been identified in causing more than $7,000 in damage to a local Christmas display last month and are being charged with felony vandalism and criminal trespassing.
The individuals were caught through social media, when a security video showing the vandalism at James Ranch Park was posted by Greene County park rangers.
“The social media side went crazy for a while. There were a lot of calls and things. It did not take long,” Chief Ranger Chuck Frazier told News Center 7’s John Bedell on Friday.
While the names of the juveniles will not be released, formal charges were approved Friday.
In the days after the incident, rangers said they were not going to let anything dampen Christmas spirits for this year.
Donations can be made to Santa’s Holiday in the Park at gofundme.com, or by calling 937-562-6440, to ensure the return of this event this Christmas.
— Cassidy Boyer, an intern, is a senior at Wright State University.
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