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Vandals caused $100,000 worth of damage at a Far Rockaway playground (credit: Handout/Parks Department)

Police: Teen Charged In Far Rockaway Playground Vandalism

Allan Swafford has been charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, criminal mischief and burglary. Police say he was at the controls of a stolen excavator that was used to wreck a brand new playground in Far Rockaway.

03/30/2012

Vandals caused $100,000 worth of damage at a Far Rockaway playground (credit: Handout/Parks Department)

Vandals Cause $100,000 Worth Of Damage At New Far Rockaway Playground

Police said someone commandeered a front loader parked at the Beach 29th Street playground and used it to plow through the property, damaging almost every piece of equipment at the park.

03/21/2012