Bourne business owner facing vandalism charges

BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — The owner of a Cape Cod ice cream parlor has been charged for allegedly having his teenage employees vandalize a competitor in exchange for alcohol.

The Cape Cod Times reports that David Ariagno, owner of Lazy Sundaes Ice Cream in Bourne, was released on personal recognizance this week after pleading not guilty to charges including malicious or wanton damaging of property, malicious destruction of property and contributing to the delinquency of his workers.

Police started investigating six months ago after windows at Somerset Creamery were broken by rocks several times.

Police eventually traced the vandalism to three teens, who pointed the finger at their boss. The teens are charged with malicious destruction of property.

The phone at Lazy Sundaes, which is closed for the season, was out of service.

 

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