Cops nab Christmas Grinch in North Country

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State Police announced the arrest of two individuals today following an investigation into a shooting spree that took place on Christmas night, Gannett’s Haley Viccaro reports.

Dustin Kvinlaug, 16, from Salem, Washington County, and an unnamed juvenile were arrested for a shooting spree on Christmas in the towns of Salem and Jackson, which is also in the North Country county of Washington.

They shot multiple vehicles, a tractor, two garages, a TV dish and residential outdoor lights with a 22-caliber rifle, State Police said. There was about $12,000 in damages.

The individuals were charged with 2 counts of criminal mischief in the second degree, 6 counts of criminal mischief in the third degree and 5 counts of criminal mischief in the fourth degree.

Both were also charged with illegal discharge of a firearm within 500 feet of a residence, illegal discharge of a firearm from a vehicle and possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle.

Kvinlaug was released on house arrest after arraigned before Argyle Town Justice Buck.

The juvenile, whose name was not released due to young age, was released on a juvenile appearance ticket and will appear in Family Court.

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