Baldwin Police officers made six arrests in connection with the vandalism of a mobile home and seven vehicles in the area of Brookcrest Mobile Home Park on Friday, Dec. 26, around 11 p.m.
Those arrested and their charges include: Robert Frankie Castanada, 30, possession, consuming and furnishing alcohol to a minor and aiding a minor to commit an unlawful act; Michael A. Briano-Magana, 17, underage possession and consumption of alcohol and eight counts of criminal damage to property; Fernando Barcenas Jr., 17, underage possession and consumption of alcohol, eight counts of criminal damage to property and obstruction or hindering a law enforcement officer; Jose Leonardo, 19, underage possession and consumption of alcohol, no valid driver’s license and eight counts of criminal damage to property; Jorge A, Mora, 19, underage possession and consumption of alcohol and eight counts of criminal damage to property; and a male juvenile suspect charged with underage possession and consumption of alcohol and eight counts of criminal damage to property. The juvenile suspect was released to his mother.
Officers were called to 714 Jade Haven on Friday night in reference to a property damage report. The officers were advised by dispatch that the incident had occurred just a few minutes before the call came in. Upon arrival, one of the officers spotted six males running away from the area.
One of the victims stated that seven vehicles had been spray painted and scratched.
While looking for the suspects, the officer found a vacant mobile home at 621 Crestwood Lane had been spraypainted with black graffiti on all four sides.
The officer observed two vehicles in the driveway of the vacant mobile home. One was a gold Nissan Altima driven by Mora and the other was a red Ford Focus driven by Leonardo. Two passengers were also in the Nissan, the male juvenile and Briano-Magana.
The officers found Leonardo did not have a valid driver’s license and, prior to making contact with the vehicles, Leonardo was observed pulling into the driveway at 621 Crestwood Lane after traveling on the roadway.
All of the underage suspects reportedly stated they were drinking at 625 Crestwood Lane. Officers made contact with Castenada, the resident at 625 Crestwood Lane. The underage suspects identified Castenada as the person who provided them with the alcohol.
During a search of the 625 Crestwood Lane residence, Barcenas was found intoxicated hiding under a bed in the residence.
During a search of both vehicles, black spray paint was found hidden in a speaker box located in the trunk of the Altima.