Police: Four charged in Red Lion-area vandalism spree

The York Dispatch

State police arrested four people Sunday in a vandalism spree that saw windows smashed and swimming pools stabbed in the Red Lion area.

Police said there are at least 23 victims in the spree, with damage estimated to be tens of thousands of dollars.


Four people were arrested Sunday, Aug. 19,  according to Pennsylvania State Police. They are: Patrick Buckley-Uzmed, 18, of Windsor; Bradley Slick, 18, of Hellam Township; James Elliot, 19, of York Township; and a 16-year-old juvenile. The juvenile was released to his mother, and the three adults were taken to central booking, police said.

Most of the damage occurred in Red Lion and Windsor boroughs, police said. The four allegedly broke windows on numerous vehicles, shot at houses and vehicles with a BB gun, used a rock to break windows in vehicles, businesses and residences and stabbed swimming pools with a knife.

James Buckley-Uzmed

Investigation: According to court documents, Trooper Patrick Loughman watched surveillance footage of a pool being vandalized in the first block of West High Street in Windsor on Saturday, Aug. 18.

Loughman recognized the suspect as the 16-year-old, whom Loughman knew from an incident he had with him that night, according to officials.

Loughman spoke to the teen and his mother the morning of Sunday, Aug. 19, and the teen admitted to stabbing the pool with a knife that was owned by Buckley-Uzmed, documents state.

According to police, the three adults would get drunk and high and shoot at random cars, commercial buildings and residences with a BB gun that resembled a handgun.

Police say they would mainly drive around in Elliot's car, but sometimes they would use Buckley-Uzmed's car.

Bradley Slick

The juvenile, according to court documents, could not recall each specific incident because there had been so many over the past several weeks. Police say he mentioned a few incidents that involved breaking vehicle windows.

Court documents allege that Slick broke the window of his ex-girlfriend's car and that the four of them used the BB gun to shoot her dad's work truck. 

The three adults are charged with criminal mischief.

James Elliot

Elliot, according to police, was driving under the influence when they arrested him Sunday morning. Police say his car smelled of marijuana and he had signs of impairment. Elliot also is charged with DUI.

The three of them remain in York County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail each. They do not have attorneys listed.

Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for Aug. 31 at District Judge John H. Fishel's office.

Anyone with more information on this case is asked to call state police at 717-428-1011.

—Staff reporter Christopher Dornblaser contributed to this report.