Public’s Help Needed Identifying Four Vandals at Point Lookout Lighthouse

January 3, 2014

pointlookoutOn Sunday, December 22, 2013 at approximately 2:00 a.m., the Point Lookout lighthouse was broken into by 4 vandals (appears to be 3 males and 1 female). Two of the perpetrators have unique hairstyles that should make them easier to identify.

Anyone who can identify the individuals in the video is asked to call the Maryland Natural Resources Police at 301-645-0062  and leave a message for Officer Darryl Riley, who is investigating the case.

Please help the Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society (PLLPS) identify these individuals so they can make an example of their crime against the historic structure.

So far, with the public’s  help, the (PLLPS) have prosecuted 3 individuals and are in the process of prosecuting 2 others.

CLICK HERE to see video from August 2012 break in.

CLICK HERE to see video from March 2013 break in.

More information about the (PLLPS) and their preservation efforts can be found HERE, on their web site.

The Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society (PLLPS), Inc. was formed to restore the Point Lookout Lighthouse Buildings to the 1927 time period and to educate the public on the rich history of the lighthouse. The PLLPS will provide volunteers for events that allow the public to access the lighthouse buildings and will collect donations from visitors. (Public access to the lighthouse complex is restricted by a locked fence, except during specific dates.) PLLPS is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, and donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.

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55 Responses to Public’s Help Needed Identifying Four Vandals at Point Lookout Lighthouse

  1. Anonymous on January 4, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Idiots same thing happen 1or 2 years ago. It didnt take long for their names to be posted on this site. Maybe they should do a little more reading on the site. They would have known not to break in. Have fun in front of the judge! LOL

    • Anonymous on January 4, 2014 at 11:47 am

      They’re so stupid. What’re the consequences for this? Well, I hope it was worth it.

    • Anonymous on January 10, 2014 at 3:15 am

      Are you sure these aren’t paid actors? They made a great advertising video for the Lighthouse. They look so interested and respectful in the search of ghosts that it sure makes me want to go myself. Hey, give these kids a pardon in exchange for their signed releases to show the video in promotional advertising.

  2. Anonymous on January 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    bet they are crapping themselves about now. Turn yourselves in you are pretty much caught.

  3. Anonymous on January 4, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    To be brought to just thats a laugh there kids if nothing was stolen or broken let it go let the parents do there job everyone is so quick to bring so called criminals to justice and ruin there lives over being kids and being bored for crying out loud yall get up and cry justice for this but no one crys justice for those in Washington screwing over the American people yeah I went there im sick of people trying to make headlines over small things like this but over look the bigger problems we are faceing they made a mistake and by now im sure they realize it but watching the video the were reading and looking at things as it has been said kids being kids.

    • Dibs on January 4, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      my head hurts trying to read this. Use Punctuation!!!!

      • Jeannie Speer on January 4, 2014 at 11:38 pm

        Dibs, you are too funny!

    • can't believe on January 5, 2014 at 2:27 am

      Yeah people always want the yuppie kids to be given a break…let it be a mexican or black under the same circumstances you’d want incarceration immediately. You’d be on here blaming bad parenting.

      • Anonymous on January 6, 2014 at 12:10 pm

        I believe some people already are blaming bad parenting. Don’t see what skin color has to do with anything.

      • The Other Side on January 6, 2014 at 12:15 pm

        and you make me sick!!!!!!!!!

        • can't believe on January 6, 2014 at 10:05 pm

          Hope you get well soon..you all just cant handle the truth.

          • The Other Side on January 7, 2014 at 11:58 am

            BS!!!!! maybe they should have worn a “hoodie” and visited the taning booth more and it would have beenn ok!!! LMAO!!!!! AT YOU, JA!!

    • Really?? on January 5, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      Let it go? Obviously they had to BREAK in to gain entry in the first place. Trespass OVER the fence that says DO NOT ENTER. Would it be ok with you if some of the local kids break into your house and walk around, party, go through your belongings as long as nothing is stolen or broken?

    • Outspoken on January 6, 2014 at 9:16 am

      Kids being kids? I was a kid. I have kids. I know plenty of kids. They all know kids. I don’t see them BREAKING AND ENTERING! OH and let’s not forget that this is a state landmark, not some random abandoned house. The issue is that these kids are not being kids. They are being idiots!

    • Anonymous on January 6, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      obviously the parents aren’t doing their job to begin with if their children are out past 3 am.

  4. Frank on January 4, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Should arrest the state for charging $6 per person even though we already give them tax money for up keep. Now that’s a crime.

    • Anonymous on January 4, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      Unless you bought or sold land in the last year your taxes did not support Maryland state parks. Thank you for your uneducated insult to the civilian citizens who work (even in three inches of snow like today) to preserve natural, historical, and cultural resources for future generations. Do yourself a favor and research the qualifications and the salary of a Maryland ranger. Then, pay $6, go to Point Lookout, and meet one of the rangers and learn their story. I guarantee you will learn they are incredibly over qualified for their job but humbly choose to serve. Finally, ask them to describe ( in detail) what your $6 will pay for the coming year. I could rattle off quite a list that would surprise you. But please… learn, discover, explore; you won’t regret it! :)

      • The Other Side on January 6, 2014 at 12:18 pm

        oh my heart bleeds purple puppy pee for you too!!!!!!

    • Anonymous on January 4, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      No!

      • Anonymous on January 6, 2014 at 11:09 am

        Frank JERK

    • Anonymous on January 4, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      Unless you bought or sold property in the last year your taxes did not support Maryland State Parks. Thank-you for your uneducated insult to the civilian citizens who work tirelessly everyday (including today in three inch of snow) to protect our natural, historical, and cultural resources for future generations. Do yourself a favor and research the qualifications and salary of a Maryland ranger. Then, go to Point Lookout, pay six dollars and have a conversation with one of the rangers. I guarantee you will find that they are extremely overqualified for their job, but humbly choose to serve. Finally, ask what exactly your six dollars will pay for in the next year. I could rattle off a long list of things that would surprise you but… explore, discover, learn! You won’t regret it. :)

  5. Chris on January 4, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Did they take anything or break anything because all I’m seeing is just trespassing so it’s kind of hard to call them vandals if they didn’t break or steal anything. Either way I hope they get caught

  6. Fred50 on January 4, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    We’ll police go talk to anyone who’s iPhone 5S was pinging on a tower from that area. If they look that stupid bust them.

  7. well on January 4, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I’m unsure what to think of this. Had they seen anything of value would they have taken it? Who knows…to me it looks like they were just being curious and walking around. No, that does not make it right but if nothing was damaged at all, perhaps they should receive a warning for trespassing and a Ton of community service.There are signs that indicate no trespassing are there not? That is enough to tell them not to venture in. This video looked like they were being respectful other than reckless. Clearly they should not have been inside. This is a tough one but honestly, not anywhere near the crime that we normally see on here. Looks like they were communing with the spirits. :-)

    • John on January 4, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      the video is only 1 minute and 19 seconds idiot

      • SMH on January 6, 2014 at 10:41 am

        John, They said “if nothing was damaged…”. Why be so rude? You’re the obvious idiot! Stay off of pages if you’re going to be a hater!

    • The Other Side on January 6, 2014 at 12:20 pm

      AGREE!

  8. Jackie on January 4, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Big deal! As long as nothing was broken or ruined. Do you really think I or anyone in their right mind would call the police on these kids…They are having fun, let then alone. Let the Police solve real crimes!

    • Please on January 4, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      Jackie, Please provide your home address so people can break a window, or door and break in your home. Then let the “kids” walk around and FUN, and if the do steal a little reminder, it’s OK. Oh, and don’t call the police, it wasn’t a REAL crime.

      • Anonymous on January 8, 2014 at 1:26 am

        Hey Dude, leave Jackie alone. She is not blind to reality like you. She sees the difference between what happened here and someone breaking into a private residence.

    • John on January 4, 2014 at 9:28 pm

      So it would be ok for them to walk through your house when you’re not home. Yeah right moron

    • Anonymous on January 5, 2014 at 7:28 am

      “Do you really think I or anyone in their right mind would call the police on these kids…”

      LOL LOL Are you serious! Imagine its 2am in the morning and your awakened by thugs just walking thru your house do you..

      1. Lay there and say nothing and wait for them to leave cause they are not commiting a real crime.
      2. Hell make them some coffe.
      3. Grab your .45 cal Sig and teach some asses a lesson and call the police,

      You sir or mam are a moron

      • Anonymous on January 8, 2014 at 1:22 am

        Hey, you need to keep this in perspective. They did not break into or walk into someone’s home. The intent was obviously not malicious. They walked into a Maryland State Light House that the State advertises is haunted with ghosts. These kids knew it to be vacant expect for the ghosts that they were in search of. I think that there is a huge difference here where the intent was not to harm or scare a homeowner, but to commune with ghosts.

    • somdforever on January 6, 2014 at 9:33 am

      And if any of these “kids” got hurt, their mommas would be the first to blame the state for not doing enough to protect their babies who were “just having fun”!

      • SMH on January 6, 2014 at 10:42 am

        Very good point.

  9. LoveMD on January 4, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    They look like three douchebags and a dumb girl to me. Nice headband, dude. It’s almost better than that pretty “fly” jacket his buddy is wearing. Throw the book at these morons.

  10. So on January 4, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Looks like they were just ghost hunting.

  11. Anonymous on January 5, 2014 at 6:36 am

    90% of the kids that live here have went down to point lookout snooping around due to the ghost stories. no they shouldn’t of went in the lighthouse but at some point all of us have done something we were not suppose to be as kids. there is not a lot of things for teenagers to do around here so they find something to occupy themselves better than robbing houses or committing a crime far worse than looking around the light house.

  12. Anonymous on January 5, 2014 at 9:43 am

    They already turned themselves in, so go back to looking for rapist , crackheads, and people who really do bad things….

  13. please... on January 5, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Remember that its only a minute and some. Seconds long.. its a small portion of their visit.
    Really think they’re going to show us what they did?
    They showed the damage done at Elms a couple years ago.

    Time to show kids its not their business to go exploring after hours. Sad truth is its parents who failed the kids.

    Park rangers have a love for their history in the area. And actually they kind of work for the DNR and just don’t carry same level of authority as the DNR.

  14. Volunteer on January 5, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    So tired of adults attitude of – it’s okay for kids to BREAK THE LAW. Vandalism in the name of “spirits” is a rampant CRIME. I HATE the “ghosties” because they encourage this kind of behavior. This isn’t the first time these crimes have been committed at the park. We volunteers and rangers spend more and more time “fixing” the broken windows, doors and other pieces of history that are so flagrantly abused by people like this. I hope they prosecute them to the MAX. Maybe they’ll learn that the property belongs to more than just them!

  15. Really.. on January 5, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    It’s a group of kids on winter break out exploring. You know what’s on the rest of the video? The SAME EXACT thing you saw in this clip. That’s why it wasn’t shown. If that were your child are you really going to want them to be thrown in jail with rapist and crackheads? They didn’t break into someone’s home. They knew no one was going to be there, they didn’t steal anything or break anything.

    • anonymous on January 5, 2014 at 10:46 pm

      I guess that makes it ok than, rite? Wtf

    • Anonymous on January 5, 2014 at 10:48 pm

      I will repeat a previous posters comment – @ 2am when someone enters YOUR home via your locked front door by breaking (keyword there) and entering without permission…and walks around, see how you then feel about that person then. Cause all they did was walk around, geesh?! Right?!

      • Anonymous on January 8, 2014 at 1:13 am

        Keep in mind that they did not break into or walk into someone’s home. It is obvious that their intent was not malicious. They walked into a light house that is known to be vacant except for the ghosts that they were in search of. A light house where the State of Maryland advertises that it is haunted with ghosts. I think that there is a huge difference here where the intent was not to scare or harm a homeowner, but to commune with ghosts.

  16. Volunteer on January 5, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Yes, I DO want them thrown in jail. Otherwise they will continue to think they can get away with it. And YOU are encouraging them to BREAK THE LAW. Where is your ethics? You know, the difference between right and wrong.

    • Anonymous on January 7, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      Whoa — I think that VOLUNTEERS with an attitude like yours need to be thrown into JAIL !!!!! The future of American and its historic monuments is in the hands of our youth. These youth certainly made a mistake to be interested in YOUR project! My impartial interpretation of their actions when I viewed the video is that they did not go into the building with the intention of stealing or vandalizing. They appear to be respectful and curious and might even be more supportive THAN YOU of the Lighthouse that they appear to respect. From viewing their interest, I would not be surprised if they are the future volunteers who will be working on the preservation and restoration. Hopefully they will be a little more open minded and sharing of the history that surrounds the lighthouse than YOU are.

      From viewing other comments it appears that this is an ongoing and escalating problem. Instead of taking it out on these “ghost hunters” and “making an example of them” why don’t you do your job. If you really want to keep people out of this “haunted building” (that could also could be considered an “attractive nuisance”) why don’t you repair and heighten the fences and warn curiosity seekers that they are being video taped.

  17. vcxz on January 5, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    CAN’T YOU PEOPLE SEE THAT THESE “KIDS” ARE FROM ST. MARY”S COLLEGE!!!!!!!!!!

    PUT A SMALL REWARD OUT FOR THEIR ARREST AND THEY WILL BE ARRESTED!!!!

    • Steve O on January 6, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      AHHHHHH Exactly what is wrong with America. Lets pick and choose the crimes we go after people for. How about the fact that it says stay out etc. It is because of parenting like this, we have kids like this.

  18. please... on January 7, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Rangers need to check fence around the lighthouse. I was done before Christmas and there is a spot that they can crawl through to get.

  19. Anonymous on January 7, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Were any of you ever kids, huh? I think it’s funny that every one is so upset over kids ghost hunting. You would think everyone would want the criminals that are hurting people to be in jail….. Not kids ghost hunting for goodness sakes. Parenting doesn’t have anything to do with it if the kids want to go ghost hunting. Kids learn from making mistakes and the majority of all of you would rather have a kid in jail for ghost hunting then a someone that is a “real” criminal. Instead of worrying about kids being kids maybe you all should worry about the bad people hurting others.

  20. Anonymous on January 7, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    These youth may have made a mistake to take a curious interest in your lighthouse project, however, by seeing the respect and curiosity that they show in the video I would not be surprised to see them as future volunteers doing fund raising, restoration, and preservation of the historic monument.
    From other comments seen on this website, it appears that there is an ongoing and escalating problem with ghost hunters at the lighthouse. I would think that 3 am is prime “ghost hunting” time. Perhaps park management should be proactive and repair the fences and build them higher. Maybe placing signs warning potential trespassers that they are being video-taped would be a deterrent. Post a phone number where volunteers can call to offer their services in exchange for a tour of the lighthouse.
    Please keep in mind that your “haunted lighthouse” can also be considered an “attractive nuisance” .

  21. Anonymous on January 8, 2014 at 2:57 am

    I am greatly distressed by what I am seeing here. I have read your article several times and watched the video you included several times. You are making definite references to these young folk, probably children, as vandals, as perpetrators, as criminals acting to do harm to a historic site. Most frightening of all, you have publicly notified all of us that you intend to punish them so severely that you would make an example of them and thereby frighten other children into behavior that better suits you.

    Frankly, these children appear to be acting respectfully, walking carefully, touching nothing, stopping to examine, discuss and photograph exhibits just like anyone else at a museum. I see no evidence that they are acting to cause harm or vandalize anything what so ever.

    Assuming that you are accurately reporting the time and the evidence that it is obviously at night and these children should not be there, except that by viewing your informative videos it is obvious that the ghosts come out at night. They are may have acted stupidly, but they appear to be curious and may have seen your videos about seances and such. Perhaps they can’t afford your expected donation. Since there is no cost of admission, they are not stealing anything. They are not acting as criminals. They should not be treated as criminals. They should not be subjected to the whims of your prejudice. How do they get a fair trial? These are somebody’s babies. Would it satisfy you to throw them in with hardened criminals and the horrors they may endure. You need to check out what is important. Your actions may destroy the lives of 4 children. I think a better course of action would be for you to do your job, fix the fence and don’t let them in there.
    By reading the signs and watching related videos you learn the place haunted. The videos, offer invitations to see and hear for yourself”. It is obvious the investigators were there at night. Night time is the only appropriate time for the kids to satisfy their curiosity and accept the invitation the park advertises. If the park left candy bars all around would it be stealing if a kid ate one?

  22. Anonymous on January 8, 2014 at 4:10 am

    Last Time I was there with my wife, the fishing was bad, and we were reading the signs about the light house being haunted. We are both senior citizens, we wanted to go in, getting past the fence was simple and easy but, we didn’t want to get in trouble and we chickened out. I am jealous of the Ghost Hunters. I bet it was fun. Your video advertising the place invited them in there to see for themselves. They had to go at night. I wonder if they saw or heard anything.

    You call these children vandals and criminals and want to make an example of them. What do you think the prison inmates will teach them when you deliver these children to their loving arms? From your video it looked like they were very interested, respectful of the history that the light house represented and they were careful not to damage anything . I guess they are just stupid kids acting like stupid kids probably in there on a dare. Let’s be serious. This is no joke. You want to destroy the lives of 4 children for this. The only thing criminal here is your attitude. Because of your power you are obligated to act responsibly, instead you are acting dangerously stupid and endangering the lives of children. Shame on you!

  23. LOL on January 10, 2014 at 8:53 am

    What is wrong with you people??!!! They were
    Trespassing!!!!