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Two Quinte West teens facing a total of 42 charges for crime spree: OPP

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Two teens charged after rash of vandalism and mischief in Quinte West – Dec 18, 2020

Two Quinte West teens are facing a slew of charges relating to 18 different incidents; including arson, mischief and break and enter.

According to OPP, the two teens, a 16- and 17-year-old from Quinte West, are responsible for several incidents, including releasing barges in the Trent River, setting fire to and vandalizing a Front Street coffee shop on several occasions, as well as vandalizing a COVID-19 testing site.

Police arrested the two teens Thursday, around 7:30 a.m.

Read more: Cars, cash registers targeted in ‘lengthy’ Hamilton crime spree: police

OPP did not release a complete list of the 42 charges, but said the teens were facing charges that included: mischief under and over $5,000, mischief endangering life, mischief interfering with property, break and enter, and arson.

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OPP said the youths cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The investigation is ongoing, according to police.

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