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Suspects Caught On Tape Vandalizing Homes, Cars In Grays Ferry

Warning YouTube Video Contains Graphic Language, WATCH HERE

By Dan Wing and Todd Quinones

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police are searching for a group of teenagers behind thousands of dollars in vandalism. They know what the suspects look like, but they are asking the public to help identify them.

The suspects are believed to be about 15-years old, and a lot of their crimes have been documented on video, which the suspects themselves posted to Youtube (above) Lt. Ray Evers says Philadelphia Police first became aware of the group last week, when they were caught on surviellance video smashing windsheilds, spraypainting cars and other property on South Etting Street. The investigation quickly took an interesting turn.

“Detectives found that this group, that call themselves ‘Wreck Locals‘ have posted some Youtube videos on their own. So we found several videos of the same group doing the same thing in several neighborhoods in the city.”

Joseph Salterelli’s Acura was spray painted with ‘wreck locals,’ it was keyed, two tires were slashed and his windshield smashed.

“I priced the windshield it was $350. I haven’t gotten it done because I don’t have the money right now,” Salterelli said.

Salterelli’s car was parked just outside his home on the 2000 block of south etting street in point breeze.

We showed Salaterelli the video posted on YouTube.

“They’re thugs. They need something to do. Somebody’s got to get them off the street before they get someone else,” Salterelli said.

Police says suspects have caused thousands of dollars in damages.

Anyone with information is urged to call 215-686-TIPS or the South Detective Division at 215-686-3013/3014.

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  • Charles

    these punks should get a couple thousand hours of community service. confiscate the whole family’s computers and iPods too. For added show, their Beats headphones should get run over by a squad car a couple times

  • Joe Camodeca

    When someone puts a bullet in one of them their momma’s will be running up & down the street screaming he never did anything to anyone.I say he gets what he deserves..also When your family are lifetime welfare recipients you don’t havr respect for anyone’s property.


    wl could stand for weak lugnuts,, worthless lumpyheads, wet limpyboys, welfare losers, future prison bait.who are there moms and dads? proud family?
    When the cops smack them or someone runs over them ,Al sharpton shows up
    or moma runs out and yells “the mean man killed my baby boy” -Da it gets old,

  • Monkey Mobs

    The usual suspects…

  • Hater

    After watching the video, they better hope the police catch them first.

  • Spartacus

    Spraying paint today, spraying bullets tomorrow. Kill them all!

  • South Philly

    Here’s a video “Quisefndaddy” who made the vandalism videos made of himself and it is very clear:

    I think at one point he gives a “shout out” to his probation officer and to the South Philly police?

  • South Philly

    In this website, the photos seem to show a kid in front of the new Tasker Homes. That would explain the whole “wreck locals” idea — the PHA kids v. the “locals.”

    It’s time to get tough on the PHA tenants — any kid caught doing a felony is already supposed to result in the eviction of the family, by law.

    Nutter? City Council? Anyone home?

    • noname

      i hope they follow through with evictions of the entire family, the weakminded lowlife has better housing than i do, and i don’t have any pc with a camera on it. i have to pay for all my stuff out of my paycheck. i pay my utilities, nobody subsidizes me. I do without so they can have. PHA was supposed to be a hand up not a hand out. obviously they don’t want to be part of the community, they want to tear it down. kick them out. let them look mom and their siblings in the face with the realization they ruined everyone’s chances.

  • kate

    what kicks do they get out of this?? i don’t get this

  • Come on lets find these punks

    Come on lets get these jerks! make them pay. Somebody needs to speak up! That one kid with the can needs to have that can shoved in his mouth, that would fix him.

    • Tyred

      I agree, these morons need to be taught a lesson. I’ve got another place in mind for the can to go where it would send an unforgettable message!

  • Bill H

    They are cowards roaming when no one is around. Takes a lot of guts to do they to unoccupied vehicles.

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