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Four charged with vandalizing Cary parks

Posted October 16, 2008 11:07 a.m. EDT

— Police have arrested four men with vandalizing four Cary parks and other structures around town.

Lucas Barfield,16, of 104 Cougar Court, Kyle Desern,18, of 511 Holtz Lane, Adam Gallion,18, of 1113 Castalia Drive, and Michael McHenry, 17, of 730 Linda Court, have been charged with damage to real property.

Trashcans, benches, walls and bathroom stalls at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, R.S. Dunham Park, Lexie Lane Park and Robert V. Godbold Park were spray-painted between May 3 and Oct. 3, police said. The damage totaled $1,895.

A bridge wall near the U.S. Highway 1 pedestrian bridge, bathroom walls at the Burger King on Ryan Road, utility boxes in the 1100 block of Executive Circle and the 300 block of South Walker Street and the roadway along Mosswood Lane also were vandalized, police said.

Police said the four men charged are believed to be members of the All City Kings, a group that tags, or spray-paints, structures. Police said they don't believe the group’s work is gang-affiliated.

“We take these types of crimes very seriously and hope that teachers, parents and teen peers will help get that word out as we work hard to keep crimes like these from escalating into more serious issues for our community,” Sgt. Toni Dezomits of the Cary Police Department said in a statement.