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Police: Teens snagged after Mandeville businesses tagged

Thomas Chamberlain, 18 Thomas Chamberlain, 18
Joseph Petersen, 17 Joseph Petersen, 17

The Mandeville Police Department has snagged two teens for tagging several businesses with graffiti over the past four weeks.

Police arrested 18-year-old Thomas Chamberlain of Covington and 17-year-old Joseph Petersen also of Covington. 

According to police, on Jan. 17 the Mandeville Police Department began receiving calls from local businesses complaining of graffiti. The complaint calls continued until Feb. 12.

The vandals struck first on West Causeway Approach causing approximately $3000 worth of damage to several businesses in the 1100 and 1200 blocks. A few weeks later they hit the Premier Center and Northlake shopping centers causing over $4,500 in additional damage.

Detectives were able to obtain video surveillance of the teens that helped to identify them. They are each charged with felony criminal damage. 

A third subject, a juvenile, has also been identified. 

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