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Three charged with vandalism

By Staff | May 4, 2010

Two 18-year-old men and a minor have been charged with second-degree criminal mischief after a joint investigation by the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office and the Armstrong Police Department, according to Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens.

The vandalisms that were investigated involved the spray painting of the restroom at Okamanpedan State Park, road signs at Iowa Lake campground, road signs in rural Emmet County and the shelter house in the Armstrong City Park.

Charged were 18-year-old Ross Hingson of Burt, with one count of criminal mischief second degree; 18-year-old Daniel Struecker of Fenton, with two counts of criminal mischief second degree; and a 17-year-old juvenile from Cylinder, with two counts of criminal mischief second degree.

Criminal mischief in the second degree occurs when damage is done to the property of another in excess of $1,000 but less than $10,000 damage. Criminal mischief in the second degree is punishable by up to five years in prison and a minimum fine of $750 with a maximum fine of $7,500.