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Teen suspect charged in Butte veterans' memorial vandalism

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Posted at 3:44 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 17:44:11-05

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

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 was in excess of $1,500 in damage.

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