Second Suspect Arrested in Vandalism of Center for the Arts


By: Sharon Aron Baron

A second suspect has been arrested in the burglary and vandalism at the Coral Springs Center For the Arts.

18 year-old Terelle Brown of Coral Springs was arrested on Monday after suspect Dakota Kiernan provided police with a statement stating that a friend “Terelle” who he knows from Coral Glades High School may have been involved in the incident. 

Back on December 15, the Coral Springs Center For the Arts was vandalized by two suspects caught on surveillance footage.  Inside a classroom corridor several walls were spray-painted with vulgarities including “fuck police” “fuck suburban kidz” “fuck snitches” and “kill fags.” Inside a stage/classroom area, audio equipment had been intentionally damaged and a pile of feces was left on the floor.

Snack stands were ransacked, refrigeration units were forcefully entered and twelve fire extinguishers had been removed from their locked wall-mounted cases and two defibrillator united had been removed and flat screen televisions had been removed from their wall mounts. 18 year-old Dakota Kiernan had already been arrested in connection with the vandalism. 

On December 22, an interview was conducted at Terelle Brown’s residence where Brown admitted to participating in the crimes along with Kiernan, however, he said he was only minimally involved and only took an observational role to Kiernan’s antics and said he was only inside of the center for only an hour.  He did admit assisting in the transport of several of the fire extinguishers and eating and drinking the stolen food. 

Brown was booked at Coral Springs Police Department and later transported to BSO.

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Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs and the rest of South Florida.