Police: Oklahoma teens arrested after confessing to hundreds of cases of vandalism

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SHAWNEE, Okla. – Three teenagers have been arrested after deputies connected them to hundreds of cases of vandalism.

Authorities told the Shawnee News Star that a witness spotted a group of teenagers destroying a mailbox and wrote down the alleged suspects’ vehicle information.

Officers pulled the car over along I-40 in Pottawatomie County.

After the stop, deputies were able to link the alleged suspects to damage to three semi-trucks in the area.

Officials claim the group was throwing rocks at cars off of a nearby bridge.

Once in custody, the group also confessed to damaging at least 100 mailboxes around the area within the past month.

Authorities arrested 18-year-old Tyler Crandall and 18-year-old Todd Gale on complaints of dropping or throwing objects onto a motor vehicle and malicious injury to property.

A 17-year-old was also taken into custody.

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