LUDLOW — Chief Daniel Valadas reports that the Ludlow Police Department will seek a summons for two juveniles after they allegedly vandalized property at a church in town.
On Tuesday, Feb. 22, at approximately 3:12 p.m., Ludlow Police responded to a 911 call reporting two male juveniles spray painting a clothing drop box in the parking lot of St. Elizabeth Parish, 181 Hubbard St. The reporting party provided police with a description of the juveniles who were seen spray-painting the clothing drop box.
Upon arrival, officers located two juveniles, ages 12 and 13, matching the descriptions on Whitney Street, near the church. One of the boys was riding a bike that had fresh white spray paint on its tire.
An on-scene investigation determined the Planet Aid clothing drop off box on the parish property had been spray painted with several words, including expletives, that a St. Elizabeth Parish sign along Hubbard Street had also been spray painted with white paint, as had a statue of Mother Marie-Anne.
Through a subsequent investigation, the two juvenile males were determined to be the suspects involved in the incident that occurred at the church. Both of the juveniles were taken to their homes and turned over to the custody of their parents.
The juveniles will be summonsed to Hampden County Juvenile Court to face two felony counts of vandalizing property and one count of vandalizing a church.
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.