Charges pending against pair in vandalism at Youngwood Park and Pool
Charges of vandalizing the Youngwood Park and Pool early Monday are pending against two Greensburg females, 18 and 16.
They are expected to be charged with burglary, theft, criminal mischief, criminal trespass and criminal conspiracy. State police in Greensburg on Thursday said the two jumped the fence at the Tenth Street facility about 3:30 a.m.
They forced their way into the pool building, causing damage to the building and stealing multiple items, according to a news release.
According to Park and Pool officials, the burglars carried off two cash registers.
A security video showed two females who threw two concrete benches into the pool, broke a window, damaged a picnic table and took a small amount of food during their spree, officials said.
Site manager Kelly Genard said Monday that a passerby who was out for a walk that morning noticed an open door at the facility and called borough officials.
Genard said the concrete benches each weigh at least 150 pounds and were broken from the force of being thrown onto the floor of the empty pool.
She did not anticipate the damage would cause a delay in the pool’s scheduled June 2 opening.
The vandalism occurred hours after volunteers had spent Sunday painting and working on other projects at the pool, Genard said.
Security video of the vandals was turned over to state police.
A damage estimate was not available.