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Kent Men Charged in Acorn Alley Vandalism

Between $500 and $1,000 damage caused at downtown retail development

have charged two men who recently.

Kyle J. White, 20, and Ian T. Simpson, 19, both of Kent, were charged Monday. White was charged with criminal damaging and criminal trespass and Simpson was charged with criminal trespass.

The men reportedly caused between $500 and $1,000 in damage during the Labor Day holiday weekend when they pulled down a string of globe LED lights and smashed the bulbs.

A Kent police officer identified one of the men from video camera surveillance tapes of the property at 165 E. Main St.

The two men also reportedly broke into Acorn Corner, also known as the old Kent hotel, next door and caused damage to a door way.

Ron Burbick, the developer of and owner of Acorn Corner, said previously he plans to prosecute the suspects to the full extent of the law.

Teresa K. September 13, 2012 at 03:15 PM
@donald: explain please: "It is nice to know they got caught this time but I believe it will still escalate. This incident isn't an isolated incident." are you refering to the two boys in this incident or just crime- in general?
Donald S September 13, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Both really. This is not their first rodeo
Kasha Legeza September 13, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Point of reference: I've been slowly replacing the incandescent bulbs in our outdoor fixtures with LED bulbs -- at $15 per bulb! So an estimate of $500+ for a string of LED globe lights doesn't shock me!
Matt Fredmonsky September 13, 2012 at 05:39 PM
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Ian White's Lack of Intelligence October 01, 2012 at 06:22 PM
These two Kentites are real gems.... http://www.co.portage.oh.us/pa/pa.urd/PAMW6500 great future in store for these losers.

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