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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

In Case You Missed It: Teen charged in connection with vandalism to DAV building, ballpark

A 14-year-old boy is facing five counts of criminal mischief in connection with vandalism at both the Disabled Veterans building and an Athens ballpark.

On Monday, Athens Police Investigator Chris Slaton arrested the teenager on five counts of third-degree criminal mischief, Capt. Floyd Johnson said. The boy allegedly spray-painted an exterior wall at the Disabled Veterans of America building at 25396 Airport Road in Athens on Feb. 21 or 22, Johnson said. He is also suspected of painting a structure and another dwelling and of damaging a drinking fountain Feb. 25 at the Fifth Avenue ballpark, the captain said. Total damage was listed a $700, records show.

The DAV is listed as the victim in two of the five counts and the city of Athens is listed as the victim in the other three, Johnson said.

The boy was released to the custody of his mother.

The investigation will continue.