TWO SKATEBOARDERS have been charged with causing more than $3,000 in damage to the city's Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which is at Front and Spruce streets.
Marcus Lee-Calloway, 18, and Kyle Thorpe, 25, were arrested June 21 and charged with institutional vandalism, criminal conspiracy and possession of an instrument of crime. Their preliminary hearing is set for July 17.
A memorial caretaker was attempting to escort the two men out of the area, but they refused to cooperate — one began to walk down Front Street while the other argued with the caretaker, said police Capt. Brian Korn. Officers apprehended both men and confiscated their skateboards.