17-year-old faces felony charges for vandalizing church in Vero Beach

Posted at 11:30 AM, May 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-03 11:30:44-04

VERO BEACH, Fla. -- A 17-year-old boy is facing felony charges for vandalizing a Vero Beach church.

Vero Beach Police Department responded to three separate criminal mischief incidents between April 9, 2017 and April 12, 2017 at Christ by the Sea Church on Highway A1A in Vero Beach involving someone throwing large rocks through the church's stained glass windows.

During their investigation, detectives received information about a criminal mischief complaint involving a window at an Indian River County residence.

Detectives spoke with the suspect in that case, who acknowledged his involvement with the incidents at the church.

Vero Beach Police Detectives obtained "take into custody" orders for the teen on May 2, 2017 with three felony counts of criminal mischief to a church.