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Petitions are being sought for five boys accused of damaging cars, a dump truck, fences and a deck at four businesses in James City County between October and March.
Police say the five juveniles, ranging in age from 15 to 17, also damaged construction equipment and a dump truck, and discharged fire extinguishers at BlueLine Rental, Keystone Automotive, Prism Contractors and Bransome Concrete.
Stephanie Williams with the James City County Police Department said two of the boys, a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old, entered BlueLine Rental in Grove off Route 60 and damaged a fence as well as various pieces of construction equipment on six occasions between Oct. 27 and Feb. 2.
Those two minors are each facing five misdemeanor counts of destruction of property, one felony count of destruction of property and six misdemeanor counts of trespassing.
The two boys are also accused of stealing a car from Keystone Automotive and driving it to a dirt road off Columbia Drive on Dec. 26. Police said the car was found with broken windows. They are requesting petitions for a felony count of destruction of property and a misdemeanor count of trespassing for that incident.
The two minors are also accused of trespassing on the property of Prism Contractors off Route 60 in Grove and driving an employee’s personal vehicle Feb. 19 and breaking the car’s window Feb. 23, according to a police report. They are each facing one misdemeanor count and one felony count of destruction of property and two counts of misdemeanor trespassing for that incident.
The 17-year-old and the 15-year-old were allegedly joined by a 16-year-old boy Feb. 2 for another incident at Prism Contractors, in which police found two company cars were driven and had been stuck in the mud in the rear of the business.
Police said the gate was also damaged where the three gained access to the company. The three minors are each facing one felony count of destruction of property and one misdemeanor count of trespassing for that alleged break-in.
The three minors who are suspected of breaking into Prism Contractors are also suspected of trespassing and damaging items with two others — another 15-year-old boy and another 17-year-old boy — at Bransome Concrete, located off Merrimac Trail near the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.
The five are accused of driving a dump truck into a wooden deck, damaging both the truck and the deck, Williams said.
Police also found fire extinguishers had been discharged inside another truck and a window was broken in a third truck, with additional discharged fire extinguishers found around the yard.
The five juveniles are each facing one felony count of destruction of property and one misdemeanor count of trespassing for that incident, which police say occurred March 9.
Police have requested that a judge charge the five minors for all of the incidents.