Three charged with causing $250,000 in damage to Odessa High athletic fields

Amanda Parrish
Middletown Transcript

A Maryland man and two Delaware teens were arrested and charged with causing $250,000 in damage to multiple athletics fields at Odessa High School, according to the Delaware State Police.

Police arrested Cameron Criddle, 18, of Galena, Maryland, a 17-year-old juvenile male of Townsend and a 17-year-old juvenile male of Clayton.

During the early hours of Dec. 12, the suspects used a vehicle to cause significant damage to the fields, which Appoquinimink School District representatives estimated at $250,000 in damage.

District representatives were not immediately available for comment.

Cameron Criddle, 18, of Galena, Maryland

Troopers canvassed the property where they found evidence identifying the suspect vehicle. They went to the Townsend 17-year-old's residence and took him into custody.

After interviewing the teen, troopers identified Criddle and the 17-year-old male of Clayton, who turned themselves in.

The three males were charged with felony criminal mischief for causing $5,000 or more in property damage and second-degree conspiracy. 

The Townsend juvenile was arraigned and released on a $10,000 unsecured bond. Criddle and the Clayton teen were arraigned and released on their own recognizance.

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