Teens cited in Mischief Night paintball attacks
Published 9:06 am, Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Three local 17-year-olds were charged last Friday, “Mischief Night,” in connection with paintball vandalism.
Police received several calls around 10 p.m. Friday from the Quincy Street area about teenagers riding in a gray Jeep who had struck several people with paintballs. One 11-year-old was hit as he stood in his driveway, another girl was hit while walking down the street, according to the report.
Three male teens in a Jeep were stopped on Penfield Road near Edward Street, and admitted their involvement, police said.
When the driver got out of the Jeep, police said they saw an egg, which was on his lap, fall to the ground. Sticking out of one of the teen’s back pockets was a bag of marijuana, according to the report, and he was charged with possession of marijuana.
The backseat passenger, who had the paintball gun, police said, was charged with breach of peace and possession of fireworks. Police said he claimed ownership of two professional fireworks found in the vehicle.
The other passenger, who had a can of beer in his coat pocket, was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor.
All three teens — who were not identified because of their age — were turned over to their parents and are scheduled to appear Nov. 9 in juvenile court.
In another incident of Mischief Night vandalism earlier, eggs were reported thrown at the Southport Fire Station from a Jeep.