Category: Criminal Mischief

 

Everyone loves a good Halloween prank, and teens are notorious for taking these sorts of things too far. In fact, many Halloween pranks gone awry can result in criminal charges.

 

For your teen, this could mean severely compromising his or her future college and employment prospects. Let’s take a look at the criminal charges that can result from Halloween fun that seems to have gotten a little too

 

In late March, three 15-year-old teenage boys broke into a church in Thornton and committed what has been described by police as “malicious destruction of church property.”

 

The teens were caught by a pastor of the church when they triggered an alarm, and were arrested at the scene. They are alleged to have caused over $80,000 in damages, and face felony-level charges for second-degree burglary and criminal mischief.

 

Property crime refers to a group of illegal activities that involve damaging or stealing another person’s private property. Property crime charges range in severity in Colorado—from petty offenses like shoplifting and vandalism to felonies like arson and armed robbery.

 

Unlike violent crimes or sex crimes, most property crimes target objects instead of people. Still, many property crimes—like arson and burglary—endanger the lives of victims, and the law takes

A story receiving some media attention in the Rocky Mountain area this weekend is the filing of charges against two men in Utah for allegedly knocking over a rock formation. One has been charged with criminal mischief, and the other charged with conspiracy to commit criminal mischief, both felonies.  The video of the incident, which occurred several months ago, has received many hits online.

 

While one of the men