Six juveniles, four boys and two girls, were arrested Monday by Alice police in connection with the vandalism at the football stadium located on the 200 block of South Stadium that occurred over the weekend.
Alice police were notified of the extensive damage to the football stadium. When police arrived at the stadium they found approximately 150 feet of fence damaged, two missing Alice Independent School District ATVs, a damaged gate and a destroyed ice machine, according to Investigator Juan Charles.
The exact monetary value of the damage to the Alice ISD is unknown. However, police said the two ATVs are valued at $9,000 each.
During the investigation, police recalled that a fellow officer spotted a male and female juvenile on a pair of ATVs on Sunday. As investigators continued their investigation they decided to pick up the pair of juveniles for questioning.
Investigators determined that the juveniles allegedly gained entry to the property by jumping the secured fence. They than allegedly gained entrance to the concession stand where they sprayed the contents of a fire extinguisher into the ice machine. In order to leave the property with the stolen ATVs, police believe the juveniles rammed through the fence.
When the ATVs where located they too were damaged. According to Investigator Charles, one ATV was found stuck in the mud of a creek and the second one was found with a missing bumper where the juveniles attempted to pull the first ATV from the mud, but failed. The second ATV was also covered in white spray paint to conceal the AISD logos.
AISD Superintendent Dr. Alma Charles did not have a comment about the incident at the time due to the pending investigation.
As the investigation progressed, police were able to determine that they had enough evidence to charge the six juveniles, ages 11 to 15, with burglary of a building, theft over $2,500 and criminal mischief over $2,500; all first degree felonies.
The juveniles were transported to the San Patricio Detention Center.