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4 West York teens charged for gang-related crimes

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West York police said they have charged four teenagers in a series of gang-related crimes.

A 14-year-old boy with no fixed address was charged with robbery, theft and receiving stolen property for a March incident in the 1200 block of W. Market Street; attempted theft and simple assault for a July 2013 incident at Shelly Park; and felony criminal mischief and conspiracy for vandalism to Shelly Park, police said.

Three 15-year-olds were charged with felony criminal mischief and conspiracy for the Shelly Park vandalism and spray painted gang-related vandalism to the S. Highland Avenue bridge in the 100 block of S. Highland Avenue in August.

One of the 15-year-olds was additionally charged with simple assault for an incident in the first block N. Highland Avenue in July, police said.

Police said the damage to Shelly Park, in the 200 block of N. Highland Avenue, included gang names, street names, profanities and obscene drawings on playground equipment in permanent marker.

Labor, repair and replacement costs of the damage and clean up could cost as much as $30,000, police said.

Authorities said they additionally identified four females - two 14-year-olds and two 15-year-olds - for their involvement in separate and non-gang related vandalism at the park.

The girls were referred the Juvenile Probation's Youth Aid Panel for prosecution, police said.


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