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Milford Man Arrested for Plant Damage

Arrest information provided by the Milford Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A 22-year-old local man was charged with third-degree criminal mischief Tuesday for allegedly throwing a plant into a roadway on July 29.

James Conway is charged with taking a plant from a planter outside a business at 53 River St. and throwing it into the nearby road.

Conway was released on a promise to appear for a court date on Oct. 2.

Robert Jochim September 20, 2012 at 10:53 AM
To James: We've all done stupid stuff. I, myself, was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief when I was around your age, and my life wasn't ruined by the incident. Expect to pay restitution, but I'd strongly recommend you go beyond whatever "punishment" is doled out by the Judge. Perhaps do some volunteer work for the shopkeeper in question. My experience taught me things beyond monetary values; now everywhere I go, and in everything I do, I try to leave something in better condition than when I found it. Pick up that piece of trash that everyone walks by and pretends to ignore; At the very least, make eye contact and smile at a homeless man; Hold the door for someone; Adjust that display of olives in the supermarket before they all come crashing down... Your little "misjudgment" is not the end of the world - try to make it a learning experience that will make you a better person. Mine made me understand that I am part of society. I know the incident is embarrassing now, but it will make you stronger in the long run. Best of luck.
CW September 20, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Nicely said Robert, I had a similar lif lesson as a young person and I too believe it made me a better person
JILLIAN September 20, 2012 at 08:16 PM
To Robert, do you seriously think James is reading this? GET A GRIP.
Debbie September 20, 2012 at 10:11 PM
he just might , Jillian
Rich L. September 22, 2012 at 09:03 PM
I'm with Jillian... Well put

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