2 Charged With Playgrounds, Park Vandalism in Milford

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Milford Police Department
    Milford police are investigating the vandalism of several public places in the western part of the city.

    Milford police have charged two teens accused of vandalizing several public places around town, including school playgrounds and parks.

    The vandalism included upside down crosses and "Woodland C."

    was first spotted in September and continued into November.

    Police have charged Bilal Lopez. 18, and Alex Garcia, 18, both of Milford.

    They were charged with 11 counts of third-degree criminal mischief, third-degree conspiracy to commit criminal mischief, second-degree breach of peace and second-degree conspiracy to commit breach of peace.

    Both were released on a $5,000 bond and are due in Milford Superior Court on Jan. 7. 

    The areas targeted areas include school playgrounds, the Silver Sands State Park and the Mondo Ponds Hiking Trail on West Avenue, according to police.

    Most of the graffiti consists of an upside-down cross spray-painted or drawn in marker. The words “Woodland C” have been found alongside the drawings.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Milford police at 203-783-4771 or report it to the Crime Tips section of their website.