A local man has been convicted of using a sledgehammer to damage new concrete curbing
A local man has been convicted of using a sledgehammer to damage new concrete curbing in St. Johnsbury. John Schaaf, 30, pleaded guilty on Monday in Caledonia Superior Court to a misdemeanor charge of unlawful mischief. Schaaf was then sentenced to 4-5 days on the community work crew. Schaaf told responding police that he did it because the project interfered with his parking. Police said they detected the odor of alcohol coming from Schaaf and that he provided a preliminary breath test which allegedly registered a .048 percent blood alcohol content. The new curb work was part of a major utility project in the Pleasant Street area. The damage was done to the curbing that lines the road near Schaaf’s residence.