Three teens arrested, suspected of vandalism in Wilderness Trails subdivision
Friendswood Police have arrested three Alvin teens in connection with an early morning Thanksgiving Day criminal mischief spree involving vehicles and mailboxes in Wilderness Trails.
Officers arrested two 15-year-olds and one 14-year-old after a Wilderness Trails resident reported, at 2:24 a.m. on Nov. 24, that three youths on an ATV were vandalizing property, according to a Friendswood Police Department news release.
The teens initially fled from police on the ATV, but when it became stuck in a ditch, they ran from the scene on foot, according to the release.
Officers then found two mud-covered teens emerging from a wooded area and found the third about 45 minutes later, hiding in the woods.
Police say that while in custody, the teens admitted to damaging a half-dozen vehicles and an undetermined number of mailboxes.
Residents in Sun Meadow and Wilderness Pines reported 17 vandalized vehicles and five vandalized mailboxes by Friday afternoon, according to the release.
The three juveniles, who have been charged with evading arrest/detention, will reportedly face criminal mischief charges once all reports have been processed.
The damage is reported to be more than $6,500, classifying this spree as a state jail felony.
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