Kirksville Teen Arrested For Tree Vandalism

A Kirksville teen was arrested for allegedly damaging trees at Memorial Park and in downtown Kirksville. Kirksville Police say 18-year-old Ross Evans was arrested Thurs\day on charges of felony property damage based on the cost of replacing the damaged trees. Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department employees reported three young trees in Memorial Park were broken off at the ground, and two of them appeared like someone tried to burn them. Another city-owned tree on the 100 block of West Washington Street was damaged in a similar fashion. Police found video of the damage to the downtown tree and determined Evans as a suspect, and he reportedly confessed to the damage.