CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township police are seeking help in identifying three unknown individuals who caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to the back of Lafayette School on July 12.
Security cameras captured photos of the vandals during the 3 a.m. mischief behind Lafayette School, where a small fire was started and windows were broken.
The report prepared by Chatham Township Lieutenant Thomas Miller on the Lafayette School vandalism and the DWI charges follow.
Lafayette Avenue School Vandalism
On July 12th, 2018, Chatham Township Police Department responded to the Lafayette School for a report of vandalism to the rear of the Lafayette Avenue School. School officials reported that several exterior windows of the school had been broken and that a small fire had been set in the school courtyard which caused further damage to the property. The damage is estimated to cost several thousands of dollars to repair.
Security cameras revealed that at approximately 3:00 a.m. three unknown individuals committed the acts of vandalism. Anyone with information or who can identify the individuals in the surveillance photos is urged to contact the Chatham Township Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-377-0129.
Driver Charged With Driving While Intoxicated
Chatham Township-July 14, 2018 at 8:03 p.m. Officer Michael Sawyer stopped a vehicle on Central Avenue after observing the vehicle speeding on River Road. When speaking with the driver, Steve Cherry, 45 of Millington, Officer Sawyer observed that he displayed signs indicative to someone under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. After a subsequent investigation and roadside sobriety testing, the driver was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated.
He was transported to police headquarters, where he was processed and charged with speeding, driving while intoxicated and refusal to submit to breath tests. .Mr. Cherry was released on his own recognizance pending a July court date.
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