FALL RIVER (WBSM) — Fall River Police have arrested two juveniles in connection with last month’s vandalism of the city’s Iwo Jima War Memorial.

The memorial is located in Fall River’s Bicentennial Park and honors those who fought in one of the most significant battles of World War II.

In addition, police also released video footage of the incident, which occurred on January 27.

Today, detectives assigned to the Major Crimes Division identified, arrested and charged two 17-year-old males in connection. They are charged with vandalizing a war or veterans’ memorial.

Detectives are also in the process of identifying the remaining individuals that were involved in the vandalism.

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Crime Rate Statistics in Southcoast Towns

Here are the crime rate statistics for SouthCoast communities, utilizing data from 2022, the most recent year available. Annual data is from the Massachusetts Crime Statistics. The number of crimes is a data collection of total arrests, DUI/OUI charges, violent crimes, and hate crimes. The clearance rate is the number of charged crimes divided by the total number of crimes recorded. We listed the SouthCoast towns alphabetically.

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