ERIE, Colo. (CBS4) – Two teenage boys are under arrest in connection with a large-scale vandalism incident in Erie in which homes under construction were trashed.
The vandalism was discovered in the Colliers Hill neighborhood the morning of Nov. 2. Damage was done to floors, windows, bannisters, vents, carpets and tile floors in seven different homes that are being built.
The suspects caused thousands of dollars worth of damage, and the crime was so drastic that it prompted the builder to bring in portable surveillance cameras to monitor the homes.
Police say they received numerous tips as part of their investigation. They say the tips led them to the two teenagers, who were arrested early Tuesday morning. One is 15 and the other is 14 and their names are not being released.
The teens are now being held at the Platte Valley Juvenile Detention Facility in Weld County.
In August vandals damaged homes in the Candlelight Ridge neighborhood in Erie. Police say they are continuing to investigate that crime.