Sixteen people are now being accused of criminal trespassing and mischief in a vandalization of the National Border Patrol Museum that occurred back in February.
One local individual and fifteen from out of state now have arrest warrants on their record for participating in vandalizing the National Border Patrol Museum according to police.
Some of you may remember back in February protestors gathered inside the National Border Patrol Museum in northeast El Paso. Those protestors are now facing charges of criminal trespassing and criminal mischief.
Fort Bliss officials initially responded because of their proximity to the museum. The El Paso Police Department then took over the investigation. The museum reaping some of what it’s lost.
“Some of the stuff has been already repaired, some of it has been replaced, I can tell you that.” Says Darryl Petry an El Paso Police Spokesman.
El Paso police are now working with the district attorney’s office in extraditing those out of state.
Police say they encourage the out of state people to just turn themselves in or else it becomes an immediate arrest without their say.