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Several Juveniles Charged with Criminal Mischief in Knoxville

Posted: Thursday, September 16th, 2010 at 6:30 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Samantha Smith

The Knoxville Police Department has been investigating a series of vandalism cases within the city recently and have successfully identified two groups of suspects. Police Chief Dan Losada tells KNIA/KRLS news a group of four juveniles were charged with criminal mischief Tuesday for vandalism of property near Reed’s Automotive. The charges have been referred to the Juvenile Court Officer. In addition, another group of juveniles has been identified in connection with recent damages at the Methodist Church and Losada says those charges will be filed in the near future. He adds that the Knoxville Police Department continues to investigate as they believe there may be one more group or individual actively vandalizing property in the city. Losada believes the majority of the victims were likely chosen at random, though there has been at least one case where the victim was targeted.