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Teen suspect charged in Butte veterans memorial vandalism

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Posted at 11:24 AM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 13:24:17-05

BUTTE – Butte police have charged a teenager in connection with the vandalism to the amphitheater at Butte’s veterans memorial.

Butte Sheriff Ed Lester said a 14-year-old boy admitted to spray painting graffiti on the amphitheater at Stodden Park on the morning of Jan. 26th. The graffiti included obscenities and a racial slur.

The juvenile faces a felony charge of criminal mischief, because the vandalism to the memorial was in excess of $1,500 in damage.

The tip leading to the identity of the teen came from a citizen, the sheriff said.