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Teen vandals caught, sentenced to community service
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Teen vandals caught, sentenced to community service

MILTON, Ga. -- Milton Police have arrested three local high school students for vandalism in the Gates Mill subdivision.

The teens were taken into custody when an officer spotted a black Jeep Wrangler that witnesses saw in the area of the Dec. 10 crimes. The driver of the car cooperated with police and led them to the other two suspects, one of whom lived in the subdivision where the vandalism took place.

Because all three suspects are younger than 17, police are not allowed to publicly identify them.

The vandalism in question happened at three Gates Mill houses. The homeowners reported that the suspects "beheaded and hung" some of their Christmas yard decorations, according to Milton Police spokesman Shawn McCarty.

The three teens were charged with property damage, criminal trespass and theft by taking. They were sentenced to pay restitution to the homeowners, perform 25 hours of community service each and write a formal apology letter to the Gates Mill subdivision.

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