NYLON – New York State Police arrested four young men, some from Livingston and some from Steuben County, for allegedly spraypainting obscene words and symbols on a church, street signs and a farm property in Wayland.
According to a press release from New York State Police Troop E, Jeremy Mastin, 19, of Wayland and a 16-year-old Conesus resident were arrested for felony Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. Caleb Moose, 19, of Springwater, was arrested for felony Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree. Daron Butcavage, 22, of Wayland, was charged with misdemeanor Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree.
The GeneseeSun.com is witholding the name and photo of the 16-year-old because he could be eligible for treatment as a youthful offender in court.
On July 12, 2016, Wayland based State Police made the arrests as part of an investigation into obscene words and symbols that were spraypainted onto the side of Wayland United Methodist Church in the Village of Wayland, Steuben County.
Mastin and the 16-year-old allegedly caused damage in excess of $1,500 to the church. Moose allegedly caused damage in excess of $250 to street signs in both the Town and Village of Wayland, and Butcavage allegedly caused damage to a farm in the Town of Wayland.
Moose and Butcavage were issued appearance tickets and released.
Mastin and the 16-year-old were arraigned in the Village of Wayland Court and remanded to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash or $3,000 bond.
They are scheduled to re-appear at Town of Wayland Court at a later date.
The New York State Police were assisted by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.
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