Three juveniles were charged by Woodstock Police after allegedly vandalizing 11 vehicles, causing $45,000 in damage in the process.

The vandalism occurred in February 2017 at Bott’s Welding, 315 N. Eastwood Dr. Officers responded to a report of criminal damage to property that occurred to vehicles parked at Bott’s, where they were being serviced, according to a press release from the WPD.

The officers found 11 damaged vehicles, including some with broken windows, vandalized interiors, and spray paint on interior and exterior surfaces.

The total cost to repair the vehicles was estimated at $45,000, according to the WPD.

According to the press release, officers identified three suspects in connection with the damages, and after conferring with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office, approved charges consisting of 12 counts of criminal damage to property, a Class 3 felony; two counts of criminal defacement to property, and three counts of criminal trespass to a vehicle, both Class A misdemeanors.

The juveniles were taken into custody without incident and were released to their parents as of May 8. Due to the charges against them, they were referred to McHenry County Juvenile Court Services. Police did not release the identities of those charged due to their ages.

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