The Roanoke County Police Department has determined a 15-year-old male was responsible for thousands of dollars in damage to vehicles and one home in the North Lakes area of the County. The vandalism occurred in the early morning hours of July 17, 2012 - between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Police say the teen acted alone when he splattered brown deck sealer – a substance similar to paint - on the windshields and doors of approximately 20 vehicles and one house. The juvenile also used a key to write profane words and statements on some of the vehicles.
Roanoke County Detective D.J. Walters has been working the case since July. This week, he followed up on a tip he received from fellow Roanoke County Police Officer R. Torres. The tip led Detective Walters to question the 15-year-old male about the incidents. The Roanoke County teen has not yet been charged but faces felony vandalism charges. In total, the vehicles and house sustained about $10,000 in damages. The juvenile is not being identified because of his age.
The damage occurred to vehicles and the one house in the following locations: Shadow Lane, Lamplighter Drive, Loblolly Drive, Candlelight Circle, Lantern Street, and Harmon Circle.