Newspaper article The Canadian Press

RCMP in Red Deer, Alta., Take Boys under 12 in Custody after Vandalism Spree

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

RCMP in Red Deer, Alta., Take Boys under 12 in Custody after Vandalism Spree

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RCMP take young kids in custody after vandalism rampage

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RED DEER, Alta. - RCMP in central Alberta took three boys under the age of 12 into custody after four homes were vandalized with steel pipes.

Mounties say the damage to the modular homes at a Red Deer business Thursday included smashed windows, cabinets, appliances, walls and light fixtures worth more than $150,000.

The suspects include a seven-year-old and two 11-year-olds.

Const. Derek Turner says under the Criminal Code children under 12 can't be charged with criminal offences.

He says Mounties have spoken with the parents and a Youth Intervention Team will followed up with the business owner and the families.

Police say they will work with everyone using restorative justice methods.

"This was a serious incident with significant impact to the business and its clients," Turner said Friday. …

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