Six BC students will graduate this spring with criminal charges over their heads after they allegedly broke into a Brighton apartment on March 16, tore the place apart, urinated all over the apartment and ripped a gas line out of a basement dryer, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The six seniors were arraigned in Brighton District Court today on charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime and willful and malicious destruction of property over $250, the DA's office says.
According to the DA's office:
The six men forced their way into a Gerald Road apartment at approximately 11:30 p.m. on March 16. Once inside, the group punched holes in the walls, urinated throughout the apartment, and threw eggs, milk, and other food, prosecutors said. Two tables and two speakers were also damaged.
After vandalizing the first floor apartment, prosecutors said, the men turned their attention to the clothes dryer in the basement. A gas line was ripped from the machine, which was situated near a furnace. Prosecutors said the group fled the scene, failing to provide any warning to the resident who continued to sleep as the building filled with gas. Damage to the property was estimated at $25,000.
A call placed to National Grid prompted an emergency response from the company, Boston Police, and Boston Fire Department.
The call, prosecutors say, was traced to a cell phone belonging to one of the six, Arthur Pidoriano, of Cortlandt Manor, NY. Also charged: Charles Howe and Christian Rockefeller, both of Pleasantville, NY, Timothy Orr of Briarcliff Manor, NY, Matthew Tolkowsky of Morristown, NJ and David Rogers, of Providence.
All were released on personal recognizance, but must submit to random drug tests, the DA's office says.