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Police say two arrested after vandalism at Stark County offices

Beacon Journal staff report

CANTON: Police have made two arrests following vandalism last week at Stark County office property the engineer and dog warden use.

Police said Tuesday they arrested Robert Virgil Huntsman, 21, of 11th Street NW, and Johnathan Charles Thornsley, 21, for allegedly vandalizing the office, surrounding fencing and several vehicles at 12:40 a.m. Thursday at 1801 Mahoning Road NE.

Canton police said Huntsman was arrested by the U.S. Marshal’s Office on unrelated warrants Monday. He subsequently was questioned by detectives about the vandalism and will be charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, vandalism and theft.

On Tuesday, police detectives arrested Thornsley for his alleged involvement in the crime and say they will charge him with felony counts of breaking and entering, vandalism and theft.

Last week, David Held, executive director of the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District, said vandals used a stolen recycling truck to ram several vehicles before driving into the dog warden’s office.


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