ADAMS -- Police arrested two on vandalism charges early Wednesday morning, after items were reported stolen and smashed on Cross, Water and East Walnut streets.
The suspects, Jonathan A. MacDonald, 17, of Notch Road in Cheshire, and a juvenile were arrested by Officer Thomas Cook, of the Adams Police Department, within minutes of the reporting call, received at 12:18 a.m.
They are each charged with malicious destruction of property and disorderly conduct.
"Officer [Josh] Baker and I responded to the East Walnut Street area for a report that two individuals had just stolen and smashed a couple solar lights in the roadway," Cook said. "I located them on Notch Road and Officer Baker joined me. [The suspects] initially denied being involved, but one of them later admitted to smashing the stolen lights."
Cook said a Massachusetts State Police unit patrolling the area located a second pair of youths on Hathaway Street who said they witnessed the thefts, but denied being involved.
Two of the stolen lights were destroyed on Cross Street, along with two mailboxes on Water Street and two more solar lights on East Walnut Street. The estimated cost of damages is roughly $100.
Cook added that the investigation is ongoing because two additional calls received from area residents Wednesday afternoon reported additional thefts in the same area. Police believe the thefts are related.
According to Cook, MacDonald and
The minor will be arraigned Thursday in juvenile court, while MacDonald has an arraignment date set for July 2 at Northern Berkshire District Court.