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Massena police literally catch juvenile graffiti artists red handed

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MASSENA - Village police literally caught four juveniles red handed Friday night when they were investigating reports of graffiti vandalism at the Alcoa Field Park.

Police said three juveniles under the age of 16 - three females and a male - were charged with misdemeanor counts of making graffiti and possession of graffiti making materials.Their cases will be sent to the St. Lawrence County Probation Department for possible petitioning to St. Lawrence County Family Court.

The juveniles were reportedly dipping their hands into red paint and then smearing the paint on the slide, light poles and basketball backboards and nets at the park at 7:52 p.m. They also reportedly smeared red paint on the blacktop on Poplar Street and Woodlawn and Liberty avenues.

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