Unauthorized teen ‘party’ causes damage to youth center in Pequannock, New Jersey

PEQUANNOCK, NJ (WABC) — Police have been asked to investigate an apparent case of trespassing and vandalism in Morris County.

It happened Thursday night at the Boys and Girls Club in Pequannock.

The organization says dozens of teenagers flocked to its facilities for a pop-up after-hours party that resulted in vandalism and damage to several of its buses.

The event has not been authorized or endorsed by the Boys and Girls Club.

A statement on the club’s Facebook page says surveillance video shows teenagers being dropped off at the club, climbing onto the roofs of several buses and entering through emergency hatches.

The activity has caused significant damage and the police are asked to find those responsible.

“We are a community service organization that strives to meet the needs of parents and children in our great community by offering before and after care programs, summer camps, sports and more,” says the press release. “When our property is damaged, it creates additional expense for the Club for repairs and replacements, which may require us to increase our program fees.”

The organization asks parents to report any late-night activity they hear about at the facility, and also not to drop off students at its facility during evening hours without first checking with the club at 973-633 -9007.

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