Four teens arrested after vandalism videos posted to Instagram

Boasting a night of vandalism, a Dania Beach teen posted videos to his Instagram account of him and three friends smashing windshields and stomping on the hoods of a Hollywood police car and a code enforcement vehicle, according to a police report.

That post is what led police to the Aug. 3 and 4 arrests of Jonathan Berroa, 18, of Dania Beach, Zachary Novak, 18, of Hollywood and two minors, police said.

The damage — nearly $7,000 worth — happened in the early morning hours of July 23, said Officer Christian Lata, a spokesman for the Hollywood Police Department.

A tipster alerted authorities to the Instagram account with the videos. One showed four boys on the hood of one of the cars.

The vehicles were parked at the Driftwood Recreational Center, 300 N. 69th Ave., as decoy cars to prevent crime in the area.

A marked 2005 Ford Crown Victoria was dented up and had its front and rear windows shattered. Candy had been melted and a firecracker had been ignited on the hood.

The code enforcement vehicle, a 2014 Ford Escape, was covered in shoe prints, had multiple dents and a shattered windshield.

The teens face property damage and criminal mischief charges.

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