SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) - Two 15-year-olds have been arrested in connection with the May graffiti damage of Southfield's Miracle Field baseball diamond.
The incident happened on May 21, 2011.
Police say the break in the case came in August when two young men were under investigation for stealing backpacks at the Southfield Municipal Complex's tennis courts. That's when officers say they obtained evidence relating to the Miracle Field graffiti.
Southfield's acting Police Chief Eric Hawkins says, "The arrests of these juveniles was the direct result of concerned residents providing valuable information to investigating officers, without this collaboration between Southfield residents and the police department, these juveniles may not have been arrested"
The teens are expected to be charged as juveniles with malicious destruction of property and two counts of larceny. We're told one teenager is from Southfield and the other is from Detroit. They've been released to the custody of their parents pending the outcome of their criminal cases.
Miracle Field is a specially made baseball diamond that is designed for special needs children . It's estimated that it cost $60,000 to repair the damage from the graffiti.
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