UPDATE: Juvenile faces multiple charges after vandalizing Owensboro VFW

Surveillance footage catches Owensboro VFW being vandalized
Published: Oct. 2, 2023 at 10:26 PM CDT
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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Owensboro Police Department officials say a teen is facing charges after vandalizing the Owensboro VFW

According to a press release, police responded to reports of property damage at the Owensboro VFW early Saturday morning just after 2 a.m.

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Police say damage to the property included a damaged flowerpot, broken statue and a broken car window.

Officials say additional reports were taken at the Bell House at 124 East Veterans Boulevard.

The press release states a window was broken out, entry was made to the building and a credit card and City of Owensboro pick-up truck was stolen.

Officers took photographs of the crime scenes, collected evidence and video surveillance, and put out an observation for the stolen vehicle.

In the surveillance video, the juvenile can be seen taking the flag, throwing it, ripping up a statue from the ground and breaking it.

On Sunday, OPD officers saw the reported stolen vehicle and initiated a traffic stop.

Officers took the 16-year-old male juvenile suspect into custody and charged him with auto theft and burglary. He was then released to a guardian.

During the investigation, officers discovered that with the help of surveillance footage, the juvenile was also involved in vandalizing the VFW.

The juvenile faces charges of auto theft, burglary and criminal mischief.