Henderson teens accused of pelting cars with marbles and paintballs
A group of Henderson teenagers are accused of vandalizing several cars in recent weeks. Police said they used slingshots to shoot marbles and threw paintballs at cars.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Henderson, NV (KTNV) -- A group of Henderson teenagers are accused of vandalizing several cars in recent weeks. Police said they used slingshots to shoot marbles and threw paintballs at cars.
The teens were arrested when they were nearly caught in the act, a police spokesman said.
Two 18-year-old twins, Brandon and Bryce Sepe, were booked into the Henderson Detention Center on Friday on numerous misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor counts.
Four 17-year-old boys were booked into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center on the same charges. Two of those boys were also booked on petty larceny charges.
A 16-year-old girl was also booked into the juvenile facility on conspiracy to commit petty larceny.
The group was arrested as they were attempting to steal marbles from the Wal-Mart on Marks Street for another round of vandalism on Friday night.
A police officer was in the store at the time as part of the investigation into the vandalism spree.
Eleven incidents of damage were reported on Oct. 26 and 27, mostly in the area of Boulder Highway and Sunset Road.
There were 12 similar incidents on Nov. 3, mostly in the area of Stephanie Street and Warm Springs Road.
Police said most of the teens admitted to officers that they would drive around and shoot marbles or throw paintballs out of their car windows.
They called these acts of vandalism "missions."
It appears that all of the target vehicle were selected at random.
The damage to the vehicles ranges from about $150 to more than $1,500.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4750.