Lakeland, FL -- Three Lakeland boys were arrested by Polk County Sheriff's detectives Tuesday after causing thousands of dollars in damage to a Lakeland church over a three month period.
Salvador Cruz, 12, Eduardo Salazar, 10, and Oscar Salazar, 14, have not only been charged with Burglary, among others, of the church, they are also being charged for their involvement in destructive vandalism of a truck on Monday, April 18.
It all started sometime between 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 17 and 8 p.m. on Monday, April 18 when unknown suspects forced open the north-side double doors of the New Faith Dimensional Church located at 838 Waneta Ave in Lakeland.
Once inside, the suspects went throughout the building ransacking property and intentionally damaging and destroying numerous books and documents in the church office.
The suspects also "tagged" the interior of the church with gang graffiti and broke windows.