Two teens charged after reportedly damaging property with air rifles in Berlin

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Two teens are facing endangerment charges, after police say they damaged property using air rifles, in Berlin.

The Berlin Police Department says on Thursday, officers began an investigation regarding several town street lights that were damaged by BBs on Maple Avenue. During the investigation, officers say an abandoned house, on Maple Avenue, was also found to be damaged by BBs.

According to the report, two suspects, a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old, were discovered, and five air rifles were found at their home. Police say that the teens confessed to damaging the lights and the house on Maple Avenue, and shooting several wild and domestic animals. The five air rifles were reportedly seized during the investigation. According to officials, both juveniles were charged through the Department of Juvenile Justice with two counts of MDOP and reckless endangerment.

Berlin PD says in August, they had two cases involving moving vehicles being shot by air rifles. Authorities report that a commercial vehicle on Worcester Highway (U.S. Route 113) sustained a shattered glass window and a passenger vehicle on Flower Street sustained damage to the rear passenger door. The police department says all cases may or may not be related.

Anyone with who has discovered damaged property or unusual occurrences in the general area during the month of August and/or September is asked to call the Berlin Police Department at 410-641-1333.

According to the Berlin Police Department, it is illegal to discharge any firearm within town limits which includes BB and air guns.

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