October 4, 2015
AUBURN, Maine (AP) - Three weeks after setting up a page on
Facebook, a central Maine police department is crediting the social
networking Web site with helping solve a vandalism case.
Auburn police say three teenagers broke into the spa last week
at a Hilton Garden Inn. The teens ripped off wall tiles and threw
them into the spa and hallway, causing about $1,000 in damages.
Police posted images from the hotel's surveillance video on the
department's Facebook page, which they had set up Jan. 29.
Detectives then received several anonymous tips from Facebook
users who recognized the boys.
Police have charged three boys, ages 15 and 16, with burglary
and criminal mischief.
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