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2 teens arrested in Phoenix for 50 incidents of alleged criminal damage

(Phoenix Police Photo)

PHOENIX — Phoenix police arrested two teenagers this week for allegedly committing around 50 incidents of criminal damage using BB and pellet guns.

Justin Krause, 19, and Jeremy Watson, 18, were charged with six counts of drive-by shooting and three counts of criminal damage.

Police said the men shot at vehicles, homes, restaurants and convenience stores in Phoenix, Surprise and Glendale between Oct. 20 and Oct. 29, causing about $20,000 in damage.

Krause and Watson were arrested Tuesday. Police recovered two pellet guns and airsoft pellets at Krause’s home.

They both admitted to being involved in the incidents, police said.

Police said they believe others may be involved. Anyone with information was asked to call the department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO.

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