Teen Gets Jail Time In Franconia Hate Vandalism Case

One of four teenagers who admitted their roles in hate-related vandalism in Franconia has been given ten days in Montgomery County Prison. 19-year-old Colin Ford of Upper Mainland Road in Lower Salford pleaded guilty to a felony charge of terroristic threats earlier this year.  He will be allowed to serve the time on weekends, starting Friday, November 11.  After that he must spend three years on probation and do 200 hours of community service.  Franconia Township Police say a resident of the home, on Nectar Run in the Pear Tree Village development, arrived early one morning last winter and found swastikas, the word “Jew” and an ethnic slur painted on the home and two cars parked in the driveway.  The family living in the home is of Jewish descent.  17-year-old Shane Stewart of Anjou Court in Franconia also pleaded guilty, and he was sent to a youth detention center.  A 17-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl were processed earlier as juveniles.  Court documents say the girls were friends with the homeowner’s son, but the boys did not like him.

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