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Teen in custody in connection to Bedford football field vandalism

Monroe County Sheriff's Office: 17-year-old Daniel Rinckey turns self in

Daniel Rinckey
Daniel Rinckey

MONROE, Mich. – A 17-year-old boy has turned himself into the Monroe County Sheriff's Office for his alleged part in vandalism at the Bedford Public Schools football field.

Daniel Rinckey is accused of being involved in a group who used fertilizer to kill grass on the school football field, leaving an image of male genitalia. According to the Sheriff's Office, the vandalism "was intended to mimic a similar act found on the Internet."

Rinckey is expected to face charges. Julie Baumgartner, 50, faces charges including malicious destruction of property and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Her 16-year-old daughter is being held at the Monroe County Youth Center and is expected to face a malicious destruction of property charge, too.

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Baumgartner's bond was set at 10 percent of $3,000, which was expected to be posted. She is expected back in court for a hearing on Thursday.

Rinckey is being held at the Monroe County Jail while he awaits arraignment.


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