Anchorage police arrest six boys in wave of vandalism

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Six boys accused of a wave of window-smashing incidents over five nights have been arrested, according to Anchorage police.

The boys may have been involved in as many as 80 separate incidents, police said. Damage was estimated in the thousands of dollars.

One of the boys is 13, three are 14, and one is 15, police said. Two are from Kodiak, the rest live in Anchorage. Police didn't reveal their names because of their ages.

The boys told police they used hammers, baseball bats and rocks to smash windows in cars and homes all over the city.

They were caught about 7 a.m. Sunday morning in a vehicle they'd taken from one of the boys' parents, police said. The arrest came after a resident spotted the boys smashing a car window and called police, police said.

The boys told police they did it because they were bored.

The boys are being charged with criminal mischief and vehicle theft, police said, and being held at McLaughlin Youth Center in Anchorage.

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