Camden can breath a bit easier now that a suspect is in custody and allegedly admitted to destroying a youth football field in the city.
Alexander Peters, 20, of Gloucester City, admitted to police on Monday that he drove his pick-up truck on to the field at Malandra Hall Community Center and began doing donuts on the grass on Oct. 9, according to Camden County police. Peters also allegedly spray-painted a swastika on the field house.
With the help of surveillance video and eyewitness tips, police were able to identify Peters, who was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday for an aggravated assault charge and was at the county jail. He was brought to the police department Monday where he admitted to the vandalism.
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"I'm truly grateful to the CCPD and to all those who helped identify the individual who recklessly ruined our field," Camden Mayor Dana Redd said. "This selfish and hateful act should never be tolerated and thanks to the dedicated work of our DPW, the field will soon be ready for our children to practice and play their games."
Workers are helping to fix the field and hope kids will be able to return for games and practice by next week. Peters is charged with criminal mischief and was returned to the county jail.