Teen Accused of $18,000 in Damage to Parking Lot Lights

Video footage showed a vehicle at Hamilton Landing hangars, and it was spotted Monday by Novato police.

Surveillance video in Hamilton captured images someone damaging parking lot lamps twice in the past three weeks, and Novato police have arrested a 19-year-old man as a suspect.

Christopher Meyer West of Novato was in the suspect vehicle seen on the surveillance footage when he was pulled over at 11:50 p.m. Monday in the 700 block of Redwood Boulevard, Lt. Jennifer Welch said. Officers found evidence inside the vehicle linking West to the damaged lights.

The lamps were shot out with a BB gun or pellet gun Jan. 23 and Feb. 11 at the Hamilton Landing hangars, Welch said. The estimated repair costs are $18,000, she said.

West, who works as a server and cook according to the Marin County Jail booking log, was arrested at 12:22 a.m. Tuesday and faces one felony count of vandalism. His bail was set at $10,000.

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Steven Norwin February 13, 2013 at 12:49 AM
He's an adult.
NovatoGuy February 13, 2013 at 01:18 AM
diane February 13, 2013 at 02:29 AM
Glen Tong February 13, 2013 at 11:32 PM
He should be forced to pay ALL the damages and let the parents KNOW!!


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