Teens Charged With Vandalism at Fulton Park Pool

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    Police arrest two teenagers for causing thousands of dollars in damage to a public pool in Waterbury.

    Police have arrested two teens accused of vandalizing the Fulton Park Pool in Waterbury last month.

    On July 19, one of the hottest days of the year, Fulton Park Pool was closed after vandals broke in and tossed appliances, furniture, paint and medical supplies into the water. They also sprayed graffiti across the pool house.

    Police have arrested Jamie Bryan, 18, and a 17-year-old, who are accused of breaking into the Fulton Park pool and causing more than $5,000 worth of damage. Detectives expect to make seven more arrests in the next few days.

    NBC Connecticut went to Bryan’s home, but no one answered the door. 

    Kara Macharelli, the head lifeguard, said the two teens who have been charged are regulars at the pool and she saw Bryan hours after the vandalism was discovered.

    "It's so upsetting to see he was the one involved. He actually came back the next day and made it look like he was shocked, I'm still shocked it was him," Macharelli said.

    Investigators said retaliation could have been a motive.

    Bryan was told to leave the pool the day before the break-in for being disruptive. His friend was also arrested for fighting.

    Police said a group of teens got together and caused extensive damage to the pool.