3 Young North Augusta Men Arrested for Vandalism


North Augusta police arrested three young men for spray-painting cars and causing $10,000 in damages over the weekend.

According to police, starting late this past Saturday night and running through mid-Sunday morning, Public Safety accumulated reports of spray painted vandalism to eight random vehicles throughout the city.  The investigation that followed led patrol officers and detectives with North Augusta to the description of the suspect vehicle and later to the identity of those involved.

Public Safety has positively identified three 17-year old young men from North Augusta; Jerry Bennett, Austin Lavigne and Frank Zander in connection to the vandalisms.  All three were arrested and charged with one count of Malicious Injury to Personal Property each.

The estimated total of the damage done to the vehicles stands at nearly $10,000.