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Four teens busted in BB gun vandalism

Posted December 17, 2012 11:46 a.m. EST
Updated December 17, 2012 12:46 p.m. EST

— 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.