MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – An adult and two juveniles from Morris County are facing charges of criminal mischief and underage drinking in Mount Olive Township.
Samantha Condon, 20, of Budd Lake, a 16-year-old boy from Budd Lake and a 16-year-old girl from Dover were all charged with under age possession/consumption of alcohol and criminal mischief.
A township officer responded on Aug. 9 at 10:08 p.m. to the area of Stedwick Village for a report of three individuals who were allegedly seen in the area consuming alcoholic beverages and spray painting a building, police said.
Police observed empty beer cans and a bottle of vodka in the parking lot. The officer then checked the area and located the boy and girl walking in the area of Hensyn Village. The officer observed them both to be allegedly under the influence of alcohol, and took them into custody, police said.
Condon was located hiding behind a dumpster and also was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, and taken into custody, police said.
Through a police investigation, it was determined that Condon along with the two juveniles had allegedly consumed alcoholic beverages, then the juveniles allegedly vandalized multiple buildings, signs, flags, and vehicles with spray paint, police said.
“Although some of the spray paint depicted swastikas and derogatory words, there is no indication that a specific group or individual was a target. The investigation determined that the vandalism did not meet the Attorney General’s guidelines for a bias crime,” police said.
Condon was released pending a court appearance and the juveniles were released to a parent pending a meeting with the juvenile detective.
Anyone who has any information or is a victim of this incident, is asked to contact the Mount Olive Township Police at 973-691-0850.