PORT HENRY — Two teenage girls accused of damaging public flower boxes on the Port Henry Bridge are headed for Essex County Family Court.
Moriah Town Police this week arrested two females from Moriah, ages 14 and 15, and charged them with misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal mischief.
The 15-year-old was also involved in a similar incident in Ticonderoga, where she is charged with felony criminal mischief for destroying flower boxes on the Montcalm Street Bridge.
Moriah Officer-in-charge Steven Stahl said the boxes are owned by the Village of Port Henry, and damage was estimated at $200.
There are five flower boxes on each side of the bridge, he said.
“They destroyed all 10 of them. The boxes are attached with wire, but they pulled the flowers out. They could tip the boxes, and they threw the contents into the water (below), or on the ground.”
The vandalism occurred the night of June 27, he said.
The girls were released to the custody of their parents to await court action.