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Teen charged for vandalism at Butte veterans' memorial

 veterans memorial in Butte
 veterans memorial in Butte
Posted at 8:22 AM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 10:27:54-05

BUTTE — Butte police have charged a teenager in connection with the vandalism to the amphitheater at the veterans memorial in Butte.

Butte Sheriff Ed Lester said a 14-year-old boy admitted to spray-painting graffiti on the amphitheater at Stodden Park on the morning of Jan. 26.

The graffiti included obscenities and a racial slur.

The juvenile faces a felony charge of criminal mischief because the vandalism to the memorial caused more than $1,500 in damage.

The tip leading to the identity of the teen came from a citizen, Lester said.

The name of the teen has not been released. It was unclear whether the female seen in surveillance has been identified or charged.