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Teens Charged With Smashing Weston Mailbox

WESTON, Conn. – Three 18-year-olds accused of smashing mailboxes with a baseball bat have been arrested.

Justin Stenerson of Redding, Toby H. Hesketh-Tutton of Redding and Dylan Prevelige of Easton were arrested in Weston at about 9:50 p.m. June 22 after the Weston Police Department received a complaint. A resident said he arrived home and found a white Subaru there with three youths – one of whom had just smashed his mailbox. When he confronted the three, one ran into the woods and the other two drove away on Godfrey Road West toward Route 57.

The resident followed the car in an attempt to get the license plate information. Police caught up with the resident and the youths in front of him. Hesketh-Tutton was driving the Subaru. Prevelige admitted he and his friends had smashed the man's mailbox. But Hesketh-Tutton initially told police that he had no idea why he was stopped – and later admitted his involvement. The two identified their friend who ran into the woods at Stenerson, whose parents own the Subaru.

Police returned to find Stenerson and took the three teens to police headquarters, where they admitted to smashing mailboxes in Redding as well. They were released on promises to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on July 6. Redding police arrested the three and issued each a misdemeanor summons for criminal mischief and released them on promises to appear in Superior Court in Danbury. The three have contacted all of the victims and are making restitution for the damage they caused, police said.

Stenerson was charged with second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree conspiracy to commit criminal mischief. Hesketh-Tutton and Prevelige were charged with second-degree conspiracy to commit criminal mischief.

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