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Teens arrested after allegedly breaking decorative lights at Venetian Center

Matthew Wiemerr
Matthew Wiemer
Joshua Reppy
Joshua Reppy

Two teenagers were arrested after allegedly breaking nearly $3,000 worth of decorative holiday lights at the Venetian Center in Leesburg.

Workers were preparing holiday decorations last week when they noticed the damaged lights and contacted the Leesburg Police Department. The investigating officer was shown video that captured surveillance images of the alleged perpetrators.

The Venetian Center is located at 1 Dozier Court
The Venetian Center is located at 1 Dozier Court.

The investigation led to the arrest of 19-year-old Matthew Wiemer and 19-year-old Joshua Reppy, who were both taken into custody Saturday at their home at 1610 Crest Ave. in Leesburg. They are both facing felony charges of criminal mischief.

The damage was estimated at $2,900. The Venetian Center is owned by the City of Leesburg.

Both men were booked at the Lake County Jail. Bond for each was set at $2,000.

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