Parsippany, NJ police have warned members of the public to keep an eye out for vandals.
Over a two-night period, Parsippany police received reports of 15 different incidents of vandalism. According to police, all of the alleged incidents of vandalism occurred in the Lake Intervale area – on Wood Glen Way, Glenbrook Road, Redgate Road, and Woodcrest Road.
The property damage resulting from the vandalism included destroyed mailboxes, fences, benches, and light posts, as well as a damaged wooden swing set.
Police said that the vandals caused thousands of dollars in damage to the property.
In New Jersey, the penalties for vandalism are codified in N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3, which prohibits criminal mischief. The statute classifies criminal mischief as a third degree crime, fourth degree crime, or disorderly persons offense, depending upon the circumstances. That means that if any of the alleged vandals in these incidents are apprehended and convicted, they could face up to five years in NJ State Prison.
Shortly after the investigation into these incidents began, Parsippany police issued a community bulletin notifying area residents of the vandalism and cautioning them to be on the lookout for other incidents.
In addition to warning the public to be careful, police are asking for the public’s assistance in gathering information about any of the vandalism incidents. They have asked anyone who witnessed the vandalism or who has information about the vandals to contact officers at 973-263-4300.
To learn more about these incidents, access the NJ.com article entitled “Parsippany Cops: 15 Incidents of Vandalism over Just Two Nights.“