One adult, two juveniles cited in Perry County vandalism

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Thanksgiving vandals who targeted mailboxes in rural Perry County have been caught, Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf said Friday.

Deputies arrested Adam J. Winkler, 17, of Perryville, Mo., and two juvenile companions who Schaaf said were allegedly responsible for 32 reports of damaged mailboxes around Thanksgiving.

"We were able to locate and identify the perpetrators due to a witness and certain evidence left at the scene of one of the incidents" Schaaf said in a news release. "We have charged one adult with 17 counts of property damage second degree, and his two juvenile counterparts have been referred to the juvenile authorities."

Only 17 of the people reporting property damage wanted to pursue charges after the arrests because others who complained said they knew one of the teens or their parents, Schaaf said.

Pertinent address:

Perryville, Mo.

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