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Two men are accused of smashing glass panels at a dozen East Side bus shelters, causing more than $14,000 in damage, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority police said today.

Quentin Sims, 30, of Roebling Avenue, and Jakeen S. Glenn, 26, of Bird Avenue, were charged Monday night with second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal nuisance for creating hazardous conditions to others.

Shortly after 10 p.m., transit officers responded to a complaint of two men smashing bus shelters at East Utica Street and Jefferson Avenue. Officers took the pair into custody and were able to charge Sims and Glenn after a witness identified them as the individuals responsible.

A video from a nearby police surveillance camera was used to further assist in making a case against the men. Officer Casey Coggins, in searching the area, found a hammer with shards of glass stuck in its claw that had been discarded in a parking lot adjacent to the shelter at 1330 Jefferson.

Others transit police assisting in the arrest were Officers Thomas Dewey, Vincent Mancino and Rick Russo.

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