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Second man arrested in tree vandalism case, accused of conspiracy

Vincent Scott Vincent Scott
Kurtis Callen Kurtis Callen
GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. – Police say they have arrested a second man in connection to a vandalism case at Gloversville High School.

According to police, Vincent Scott, 18, was arrested during the course of the investigation into the cutting down of trees on school property.

On Friday, officials announced that 17 trees had been cut down overnight. They said many of the trees had been planted in remembrance of the deceased or had been given to the school by graduating classes.

Kurtis Callen, 18, of Gloversville was arrested and charged with felony criminal mischief, criminal trespass, and assault in the third-degree on Friday.

After Gloversville Police reviewed surveillance video, Scott was arrested. Police say he did not actively take part in the actual cutting of the trees; however, he was allegedly involved in the planning of the incident. Police say Scott road to and from the high school with Callen and acted as a “look-out” for him.

Scott is also accused of being present when Callen hid the chainsaw that was used to allegedly commit the act. 

Scott has been charged with criminal trespass in the third and conspiracy in the sixth, both misdemeanors. 

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