Two Juveniles Charged for Institutional Vandalism in Kennett Square

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KENNETT SQUARE, PA — The Kennett Square Police Department has charged two juveniles with Institutional Vandalism and related offenses after an investigation.

Authorities state that on June 6, 2022, Officers were advised of new damage found in the Parking Garage, located in the 100 Block of E. Linden Street, Kennett Square Borough. Upon arrival, Officers observed several fire extinguishers housings being damaged, pieces of plastic housings found by the portable barricades to keep vehicles off the top floor of the garage and new graffiti in the elevator. Officers reviewed the video surveillance from the parking garage and observed two male juveniles arrive and take the elevator upstairs, where they began vandalizing the items on the roof – including emptying water from tent supports and attempting to destroy the tent. Both juveniles were able to be identified.

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The following changes were filed against both juveniles with Chester County Juvenile Probation on June 16, 2022:

  • Criminal Conspiracy – Engaging
  • Institutional Vandalism
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Disorderly Conduct

Information is subject to change at any time as additional details may emerge. Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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