Vandalized: 6 teens charged, $50,000 in damage in San Benito

SAN BENITO — The reports are still coming in with more expected in the next few days.

That’s what police Detective David Rodriguez said yesterday about the vandalization of vehicles over the weekend.

So far, more than 60 cars have been reported as damaged. A preliminary estimate puts the dollar amount at more than $50,000 in damage.

The city took a hit when six teens rode around town in a pickup truck Saturday night randomly spray painting cars and breaking car windows in multiple neighborhoods, police said.

Derick Bujanos, 18, Abraham Cano, 18, Kristian Guzman, 19, and Jonathon Aranda, 18, all from San Benito, were arrested early Sunday morning. Two juveniles also were arrested.

All four adults were charged yesterday with third-degree felony criminal mischief. Guzman and Aranda also face a state jail felony charge of criminal mischief.

The two juveniles were cited and released to their parents. Their names are not being released because they are under 17 years old. Their cases will proceed through the juvenile court.

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