Two teens nabbed in Nevada City vandalism |

Two teens nabbed in Nevada City vandalism

Two 15-year-old boys have been cited in a tire-slashing and home-egging spree in Nevada City in late January.

About 20 residents found their vehicle tires and others found their vehicles and homes coated with smashed eggs in a vandalism spree that, according to one victim, lasted no more than 10 minutes.

Every single car parked on Galena Way had its tires slashed, Turpentine Drive victim Stephen Greenberg said. Other residents reported tire slashings on Nimrod and Clay streets and on Martin Way.

The investigation results have been forwarded to the Nevada County District Attorney for possible prosecution, said Nevada City Police Lt. Lorin Gage.

One of the teens has had prior contact with law enforcement, Gage said. He declined to comment on their motive.

“I hope someone will learn a valuable lesson,” said Greenberg, who had not been aware that suspects had been identified.

A reward he offered of 100 chocolate truffles for information leading to an arrest and conviction is “still out there,” he said.

To contact Staff Writer Liz Kellar, e-mail or call (530) 477-4229.

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