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Vehicles vandalized in Concord parking garage

  • The Concord police said five people were arrested in connection with the vandalism of three vehicles at the Capital Commons parking garage in downton Concord early yesterday. One of the vehicles was unlocked and the interior was heavily damaged, the police said. (Courtesy photo)

    The Concord police said five people were arrested in connection with the vandalism of three vehicles at the Capital Commons parking garage in downton Concord early yesterday. One of the vehicles was unlocked and the interior was heavily damaged, the police said. (Courtesy photo)

  • Three vehicles were vandalized, including one that had a swastika drawn in the window, early Sunday, March 24, 2013, in downtown Concord, according to the police. (Courtesy photo)

    Three vehicles were vandalized, including one that had a swastika drawn in the window, early Sunday, March 24, 2013, in downtown Concord, according to the police. (Courtesy photo)

  • The Concord police said five people were arrested in connection with the vandalism of three vehicles at the Capital Commons parking garage in downton Concord early yesterday. One of the vehicles was unlocked and the interior was heavily damaged, the police said. (Courtesy photo)
  • Three vehicles were vandalized, including one that had a swastika drawn in the window, early Sunday, March 24, 2013, in downtown Concord, according to the police. (Courtesy photo)

Three vehicles were vandalized, including one that had a swastika drawn on the window, early yesterday in a downtown Concord parking garage, according to the police.

The police have arrested five people and charged two, 17-year-old Travis Clark of Loudon and 18-year-old Jonathan Cappucci of Concord, with resisting arrest and criminal mischief. The three others are juveniles, according to Concord police Lt. Steve Smagula, who said charges will be filed against them soon.

Smagula said the police became aware of the incident about 1:16 a.m. yesterday using cameras placed throughout the Capital Commons garage at 75 Storrs St. He said the individuals took four fire extinguishers stored at the garage and sprayed the exterior of three vehicles. One of the vehicles, which was unlocked, was also heavily damaged on the interior, the police said. Lewd images and a swastika were drawn on the windows of another.

“When the officer showed up, the kids scattered. He took charge and managed to corral them,” Smagula said, adding that other officers quickly arrived to help.

Smagula said he’s confident the officers arrested everyone involved because the police saw the incident from the start through the live video feed and knew how many people had been in the garage.

He said there doesn’t appear to be a motivation for the crime.

“These kids certainly had a lower regard for property, and I think they made a poor decision,” he said.

Clark and Cappucci have both been released on $4,000 personal recognizance bail and will be arraigned April 29 at Concord’s district court.

The police said they are continuing to investigate the incident. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Concord Regional Crimeline at 226-3100.

(Tricia L. Nadolny can be reached at 369-3306 or
tnadolny@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @tricia_nadolny.)

Their parents should be proud, however juveniles out at that hour, what do the parents expect? Someone is not watching the store.

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