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4 in NH charged with Vt. power line vandalism

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CONCORD, Vt. (AP) - Two adults and two juveniles from New Hampshire have been charged with gunshot damage to Vermont insulators on a major electric transmission line that runs from Quebec to Massachusetts.

Vermont Electric Power company, which owns the state's transmission grid, said it cost New England ratepayers about $1 million for replacement power. The company said it cost about $250,000 to replace the shot-out insulators.

A police investigation led to Littleton, N.H., where a search warrant at a residence turned up evidence.

The four were charged with felony unlawful mischief and reckless endangerment. The adults are 19-year-old Patrick Brummer of Bethlehem, N.H., and 18-year-old Jordan Hamel of Littleton. All are scheduled to be in Caledonia Superior Court on Dec. 13.

The damage was discovered last week.

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