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Few damaged Vietnam War memorial in New Mexico, police say

The police in New Mexico announced charges Friday against two suspects who allegedly damaged in the Vietnam War memorial in the middle of May.

(Las Cruces Police)

The police in New Mexico announced charges Friday against two suspects who allegedly damaged in the Vietnam War memorial in the middle of May.

Marvin Reyes, 18, and an unidentified 16-year-old man each face one count of criminal damage to property following an incident in the last month that caused more than $5,000 in damages, Las Cruces police said in a press release.

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Around 10 a.m. May 16, police said a report came in about young people, corruption of the Vietnam War, to Veterans Memorial Park.”

When authorities arrived at the location, they discovered that the parts of a Huey helicopter that is lofted over the park had been vandalized.

The damage to a cracked windshield, a shattered downward vision window and a broken search light,” the release said.

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Several tips led authorities to the two suspects, who “recognised their involvement,” police said.

“Reyes indicated that they both threw stones at the helicopter, before you in an unbuilt property in the area as police arrived on the scene,” police said.

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