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Gloucester City Man Charged With Criminal Mischief of Camden Athletic Fields

(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department detectives have identified and arrested the individual who damaged the athletic fields and graffitied a wall at the Malandra Hall fields last week.

On the afternoon of Sunday, October 9, Alexander Peters, 28, of Gloucester City, drove a truck onto the athletic fields behind Malandra Hall, damaging the football field used by the Camden Raiders youth football program. Peters also graffitied on the field house building before leaving the area.

Mayor Dana Redd expressed her gratitude to the police department and the city department of public works for their response to this offensive crime.

I’m truly grateful to the CCPD and to all those who helped identify the individual who recklessly ruined our field,” Redd said. “This selfish and hateful act should never be tolerated. And thanks to the dedicated work of our DPW, the field will soon be ready for our children to practice and play their games.”

Camden County Police detectives investigating the case were able to extract video surveillance footage of the incident and identify Peters as the suspect. Peters, who was sentenced to three years in prison Friday for aggravated assault and was at the county jail, was brought to the Camden County Police Department Monday where he admitted to the vandalism. He was charged with Criminal Mischief and returned to the county jail.

(All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.)