Teen vandals caught in Edmond neighborhood

EDMOND, Okla. – Two teenagers are in big trouble after police say they vandalized numerous homes and vehicles in the Edmond area.

The damage was done over the weekend.

Police found numerous weapons and even synthetic drugs on the teenage suspects.

Katharyn McCarty is just one of a handful of victims of the weekend vandalism spree.

She said, “My husband and I woke up to the cops banging on our door.”

Just days ago, they woke up to find profanity spray painted across the side of their van door.

Across the street, another victim had the word “liar” painted on their vehicle.

The vandals did not stop there.

They spray painted homes, garage doors, stop signs and even a dumpster.

McCarty said, “It goes to show some teenagers need something to do in the summer. I guess they’re really, really bored.”

The teenage vandals were caught just a couple of blocks from McCarty’s home.

Police say they found a baseball bat, several knives and a synthetic joint in their possession.

They also found the spray paint they believe was used to do all of this damage.

Jenny Monroe, with the Edmond Police Department, said, “It’s not unusual in the summer for us to see an increase in this type of vandalism.”

Police say the vandals were just 15 and 13-years-old.

However, their names are not being released because of their age.

Officials also say the boys were very cooperative when questioned about why they were out so late.

McCarty say it’s an unfortunate crime, which has scared the neighborhood and left many wondering why they chose to damage other people’s property.

She said, “There’s no personal gain in what they did. All they did was hurt people.”

The teens were ticketed for curfew violation, vandalism and carrying a harmful weapon.

They were released to their parents custody.

While most of the neighbors have cleaned up their property, or had their cars repainted, they are hoping the stop sign and other items that belong to the city will also be cleaned up soon.