6 arrested for allegedly vandalizing trooper cars along Vine Street during night of unrest in May

Kristen Johanson
July 29, 2020 - 6:49 pm

    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) Six people have been arrested for allegedly vandalizing Pennsylvania state trooper cars along Vine Street during the night of unrest, vandalism and looting in Center City back in May.

    Pennsylvania State Police say the group used skateboards, a scooter, hammer, bike lock and pry bar to severely damage two trooper cars parked along on Vine Street near Broad Street. They also spray painted them.

    It happened on May 30, the same day city police cars were set on fire near City Hall and dozens of businesses throughout Center City were looted and vandalized.

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    Three of the suspects are from Bucks County: Luke Cossman and Steven Anderson are from Levittown, and another is a juvenile from Croydon.

    William Besaw is from Souderton, and the two others, Sammy Rivera and Francisco Reyes, are from Philadelphia. 

    Charges haven’t been filed yet, even though the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office is listed as the agency who signed the warrants.

    Sources close to the investigation say the five adults are likely to face criminal mischief, vandalism and disorderly conduct, to name a few.

    The investigation into the damage continues.