Teen arrested in vandalism at North Vernon pool

Keegan Barnes. Photo courtesy of Jennings County Jail.

North Vernon Police have made an arrest in a vandalism at the city pool.

According to North Vernon Police Department reports, officers were called to the North Vernon City Park aquatic center on Saturday morning after motor oil and cat litter had been dumped into the pool overnight. Police recovered video footage of the incident.

Further investigation uncovered video from a local store that was taken about an hour before the vandalism, showing suspects buying cat litter and motor oil.

Police identified 19-year-old Keegan Barnes of North Vernon and he was arrested Monday on preliminary charges of criminal trespass and criminal mischief. Police also identified three juveniles involved in the incident and more charges could be forthcoming, police say.