ARRESTS MADE FROM MAY 6, 2019 PARK VANDALISM
Update to https://lancaster.crimewatchpa.com/ephratapd/10338/cases/grater-park-pavilion-vandalized.
Uniformed officers and detectives investigated this incident and determined that eight (8) people were present for the criminal activity. Six (6) juveniles were charged with Criminal Mischief and Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Mischief - both Misdemeanors in the 3rd degree - and Trespass - a summary offense. The charges will be processed through the juvenile courts. One of the juveniles will be referred to the Ephrata Youth Aid Panel, and the last person, an 18-year old, was present, but did not participate. That person is not charged. All suspects have cooperated with the investigation.
Those charged are: A 13-year old Female, a 13-year old male, an 11-year old male, and a 16-year old male - all from Ephrata; A 16-year old male from New Holland; and a 15-year old male from Gap.
In addition to court justice, they will be responsible for nearly $800 in restitution for the damage.
All are presumed innocent.