February 25, 2021

Dighton-Rehoboth Vandals Will Make Restitution

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The suspects who damaged the athletic fields at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School on January 30 will be required to make restitution, Superintendent Anthony Azar said Tuesday.

On February 4, the Dighton Police Department announced on their website:

Following the review of surveillance footage, Dighton Police and Det. Ryan Richards were able to identify a vehicle that was observed in the area of the Dighton-Rehoboth High School field on Saturday night.

The individuals responsible for the incident were identified on Wednesday, Feb. 3 and have been in contact with the Dighton Police Department and Dighton-Rehoboth High School administrators.

At the request of Dighton-Rehoboth High School, the police department has turned the matter over to school district officials.

Azar explained to the school committee the individuals are minors. “When we deal with such crimes like vandalism or things like that, we do seek restitution, we do press charges through the local law enforcement agencies, we also administer consequences through our handbook,” Azar said. “We were disappointed that this happened but hopefully there will be lessons learned for the individuals involved.”

 

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