OAKHURST – Two Yosemite High School students are facing felony vandalism charges for egging cars in the Minarets High School parking lot last Thursday, Jan. 30, in O’Neals.
Sheriff John Anderson says video surveillance, along with tips provided by both adults and students, led Deputy Sheriff Gerald Marin to the two suspects, Alex Roger Mears,18, of Oakhurst, and a 17-year-old, also of Oakhurst.
While students who attend Minarets High sat in class, their school’s video surveillance captured the two suspects pulling into the campus parking lot, getting out into the pouring rain and carrying out an egging rampage, hitting several cars. The victims didn’t discover the extent of the damage until hours after the weather had cleared.
At least three victims have so far reported more than $4,000 in damages to their vehicles.
Both suspects were tracked down the next day and taken into custody that afternoon.
The 17-year-old was transported to Madera County Juvenile Hall. Alex Mears was transported to Madera County Department of Corrections and booked on suspicion of criminal conspiracy and felony vandalism. Mears remains behind bars with bail set at $10,000.