BEEKMANTOWN — Two male teenagers are accused of burglarizing the Beekmantown Town Hall property around Aug. 4.

On Sunday, State Police charged an 18-year-old and a 17-year old, both from Beekmantown, with third-degree burglary, a felony, and making graffiti, a misdemeanor.

The 17-year-old was also charged with making a false written statement for allegedly giving police false information about the burglary, according to a news release.

Police say the pair damaged two sheds on the property and used a field chalker from inside one of the sheds on a nearby town field.

State Police Troop B Public Information Officer Trooper Jennifer Fleishman said they caused about $33 in damage to the sheds, mainly to the doors and, specifically, the hinges.

They used the field chalker to write a vulgarity on the field, she added.

Both were arraigned in Beekmantown Town Court and placed on pre-trial release.

They are slated to reappear in court at a later date.

Fleishman explained that State Police have adopted a policy to not release the names of defendants younger than 19 in response to Raise the Age legislation.

— Staff Writer Cara Chapman contributed to this report


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