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6 Boston College Students Charged With Vandalizing Apartment, Causing Gas Leak

BOSTON (CBS) – Six Boston College seniors were arraigned Wednesday on charges they vandalized a Brighton apartment and damaged a gas line.

Prosecutors say on Saturday, March 16, the six men forced their way into a Gerald Road apartment, punched holes in the walls, urinated throughout the apartment, threw eggs and milk and damaged tables and speakers.

The following men were charged with breaking and entering nighttime and willful and malicious destruction of property over $250:

  • Charles Howe, 21 of Pleasantville, NY
  • Timothy Orr, 21 of Briarcliff Manor, NY
  • Arthur Pidoriano, 21 of Cortlandt Manor, NY
  • Christian Rockefeller, 22 of Pleasantville, NY
  • David Rogers, 22, of Providence, RI
  • Matther Tolkowsky, 22 of Morristown, NJ

Prosecutors say after the men caused damage on the first floor, a gas line was ripped from a clothes dryer in the basement. The men then allegedly fled the scene, leaving a dangerous leak as residents slept in the building.

A call placed to National Grid, that prompted an emergency response, was traced to a phone belonging to Pidoriano. During an interview with police, Pidoriano admitted the six students were responsible.

Damage to the property was estimated at $25,000. They will return to court on May 16.

Boston College says the students face sanctions within the school in addition to possible criminal sanctions.

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