19 September 2019
 Major Robert E. Patnaude
 Troop G Commander

September 19, 2019 - SP Princetown

The State Police in Princetown have arrested two 17-year-old juveniles in relation to vandalism that was reported in May 2019 at the Christman Sanctuary located on Schoharie Turnpike in the Town of Duanesburg.
On May 30, 2019 the Stewardship Coordinator for the Nature Conservancy which owns the Christmas Sanctuary reported damage to the property and items stolen.  The damage was caused to a lean-to by the gorge which consisted of spray paint to the walls and numerous holes to the metal roof.  Information received from the community and a lengthy investigation resulted in the arrest of two juveniles.  One juvenile was charged with Aggravated Harassment 1st, Criminal Mischief 3rd, and Petit Larceny.  The other juvenile was subsequently charged with Criminal Mischief 3rd and Petit Larceny.  Both subjects were released and due to appear in the Town of Duanesburg Court.


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