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Shearer's Bridge Vandals Caught

WGN 38-36-31#2

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Lancaster County, PA, August 28, 2012 - Two people have been arrested for spray-painting graffiti on freshly painted Shearer's Mill covered bridge in Manheim.

Wendy Bucher, 21, of Manheim, and a 17-year-old were arrested for damaging Shearer's Covered Bridge in the borough's Veterans Memorial Park about 10 days ago.

The two were charged with institutional vandalism, which is a felony because the bridge is registered under the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission.

The bridge was damaged within a day of it being painted by more than a dozen volunteers from the Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society of Pennsylvania.

Manheim employees removed the damage a day later. For the story, go to:

[This story was distributed to the Covered Bridge Community by Jim Smedly and James Crouse - Ed.]

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