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Acts of vandalism resulting in damage to real or personal property within the village have increased posing a threat to the value of property and the welfare of residents. It is in the best interests of the village that the acts be prosecuted by the village as a local offense; that penalties therefor be imposed which are related to the nature of the act and the type of offender; and that parents or legal guardians of minors found guilty of such acts be held responsible for any monetary penalty or order of restitution or reparation imposed. The diligent pursuit of the interests will tend to increase parental supervision of minors and reduce the incidence of juvenile vandalism, thus advancing the welfare of residents of the village.
(1981 Code, § 42.20)