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Police: Teens vandalized baseball fields because they were bored

Adrian McClendon, 17 (Source:  Slidell Police Dept. Adrian McClendon, 17 (Source: Slidell Police Dept.
SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - Two teenagers reportedly confessed to causing $15 thousand worth of damage to a golf cart and several baseball fields in Slidell. Slidell police say both admitted to the vandalism, claiming they did it because they were bored.  Arrested is 17-year old Adrian McClendon and a 16-year old who isn't being identified because he is a juvenile.  

Police say sometime between December 12th and December 17th of 2014, the duo broke into the Slidell Bantam Baseball Association (SBBA) baseball fields.    Authorities say the teens broke into several buildings at the facility and used a golf cart to vandalize several of the baseball fields.  They also destroyed the golf cart.  The damage is estimated at approximately $15 thousand dollars.

The teens were arrested after Slidell police received an anonymous tip, Both were charged with simple burglary and criminal damage. 

SBBA President, Charlie Hickman said, “We would like to thank the Slidell Police Department and the community for working together. SBBA greatly appreciates the attention to detail and continuous support and follow up from the Slidell Police detectives and Chief Randy Smith.”

Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith shared Mr. Hickman's sentiments and said, “Once again, a member of our community assisted us with solving another crime. That is what makes us successful as a community because everyone works together as a team.”

Adiran McClendon was booked into the Slidell City Jail, and was later transferred to the St. Tammany Parish Jail.  The 16-year-old was booked into Florida Parish Juvenile Detention Center.

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