A 16-year-old Palmyra boy was charged Wednesday with aggravated criminal mischief connected to extensive damage to a Hartland school’s field hockey and softball fields.

The 16-year-old, whose name was withheld by police because he is a juvenile, is accused of driving a pick-up truck onto the fields sometime between 6 p.m., July 10 and 6 a.m., July 11, causing an estimated $2,000 in damage, according to a Somerset County Sheriff’s Department press release today.

The department received a complaint from Newport-based Regional School Unit 19 on July 11.

The boy admitted to driving the truck and doing the damage, according to the release.

The investigation revealed that a full-sized Chevrolet pick-up truck drove onto the fields at Somerset Valley Middle School, leaving large ruts in the surface and tearing up the lawn.

Jesse Scardina — 861-9239
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