12-Year-Old Facing Charges After Damage Is Done At Strip Mine

MONONGAHELA TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — State police say a 12-year-old is facing charges after thousands of dollars in damage was done at a strip mining site in Greene County.

Authorities say the incident happened back on Thursday evening at the site on Mable Hill Road in Monongahela Township.

According to state police, a large excavator was used to flip over a bulldozer and rocks were thrown to smash all the windows on a second bulldozer.

Also, investigators say fire extinguishers were emptied onto all the equipment, including inside the cabs of vehicles and into radiator ports.

Officials estimate the cost of damage to be $150,000 for the flipped over bulldozer and $3,000 for the smashed windows in addition to about $100 per fire extinguisher and $10,000 to replace a radiator on a dump truck.

The boy will face a charge of criminal mischief.

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