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Kittanning resident must pay almost $14,000 for vandalism |

Kittanning resident must pay almost $14,000 for vandalism

Renatta Signorini
| Tuesday, May 13, 2008 12:00 a.m

A 19-year-old Kittanning man was ordered to pay thousands of dollars in restitution Friday for his involvement in the June 2007 vandalism of 20 cars in the borough.

William Paul Beck Jr., 19, of 522 E. High St., was sentenced to 30 days to two years less a day followed by three years probation for using a powerful paint stripper on the cars.

Beck was ordered to pay part of $13,727.39 in restitution, according to court records. The court ordered he pay $7,498.86 to the victims.

Police said Beck and a 14-year-old accomplice from Kittanning sprayed the cars.

The juvenile was charged with criminal mischief and criminal conspiracy and may be ordered to pay the remainder of the total amount of restitution. Kittanning Police Chief Ed Cassesse said the juvenile is facing an adjudication hearing in the matter.

Police received reports over several days in early June of damage to cars parked on North Water, West High, North McKean, Rebecca and Chestnut streets and Maple Drive in the borough, Cassesse said. The cars were sprayed with a powerful, gel-type paint stripper that removed paint down to the bare metal, he said.

Beck pleaded guilty in April to corruption of minors and criminal mischief.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff reporter. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, or via Twitter .

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