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Four teens busted in BB gun vandalism

Posted December 17, 2012

— Police charged four Cary teens Monday in the recent BB gun incidents in central Cary. The four teens are believed to have caused over 50 separate vandalisms to vehicles since Nov. 23.

Jose Luis Corrales Romero, 17, of Stone Court, Nelson Vladimir Hernandez-Tobar, 18, of Hickory Street, Angel Ubano Juarez, 17, of York Street, and Christian Francisco Tobar-Vasquez, 16, of Hickory Street, have each been charged thus far with injury to real property and injury to personal property.

The teens were arrested during a traffic stop last Thursday night.

They are being held at the Wake County jail in Raleigh. The investigation is ongoing, and police are working with the Wake County District Attorney’s Office to finalize any additional charges.

“We want to thank the outpouring of tips from community watch groups and citizens. It is this partnership that enables us to keep Cary one of the safest places in the country,” Capt. Don Hamilton of the Cary Police Department said in a statement.

The majority of the incidents involved windows being shot out with what appears to be a BB gun. A few involved eggs being thrown on the vehicles.

Most of the vehicles were parked on streets inside the Maynard Road loop when they were vandalized, but a few of the reported incidents involved vehicles in driveways just outside of the loop. No items were stolen from inside the vehicles, and no injuries were reported.


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  • ericevenson Dec 21, 2012

    This is why its important that you vote for district court judges who have community safety in mind....these types of cases hit close to home.

  • piggyncsu Dec 20, 2012

    Sadly, the kids are not being charged with all of the vandalized vehicles- only a couple, which means many of the victims will not receive any restitution for what has been done.

  • mistervegas Dec 20, 2012

    I don't think these teens should go to jail, but they need to punished for their crimes. First they should pay for the damages.
    Apologize to each of the victims. Lastly they should do 500 hours of community work.

  • ICTrue Dec 18, 2012

    "guns guns guns guns guns" VariousGood

    Are you saying that someone should have shot these little criminals? Because if so, I agree. Where they come from, that is probably exactly what would have happened. On the other hand, I hope that you are not suggesting that we outlaw bb guns and eggs here in NC.

  • westernwake1 Dec 17, 2012

    "If they have parents, then the courts should order the parents to pay for the damages and let them recoup the money from their kids. It past time to hold poor parental supervision responsible for kids that do these type of things." -
    Made In USA

    Exactly! Court used to require that parents pay for damages caused by their children all the time. It is time that we got back to this.... then maybe parents would start providing some proper supervision if they are held responsibly for financial damages.

  • Made In USA Dec 17, 2012

    If they have parents, then the courts should order the parents to pay for the damages and let them recoup the money from their kids. It past time to hold poor parental supervision responsible for kids that do these type of things.

  • Road-wearier Dec 17, 2012

    Wow. Not a bunch of wealthy kids. This amount of damage should be felony charges.

  • GravyPig Dec 17, 2012

    "If some of you have never seen an air soft pistol, google photos, you'll be amazed at how much they look like a real gun, even the police have to check them out close up. And they have heft to them just like a real pistol. Here's a good photo of some of them and the orange tip is not easily seen at night."

    I have a Nickel plated bb pistol that looks like a chrome .45. I also have a bb rifle that looks like an AK-47. Both would be perceived as real in any dark situation. Besides, the ones with the orange tips can be re-painted black.

  • lumberman Dec 17, 2012

    Are they citizens of the USA ? If so make them work for $ 1.00 an hour and pay back every one that had property damaged. If not send them back to their home country.

  • 75Tarheel Dec 17, 2012

    Teenage mischief, or something more? No mention if any of the accused have prior arrests. At least 1 of them is an adult. He should also be hit for contributing to the delinquency of minors.

    For the purposes of prosecution they are ALL considered adults. And they should serve weekends in jail, be required to complete H.S. or GED, and have a lot of community service to pay restitution. And then serve an intense and lengthy probation.