Not once, not twice, but three times Jewish summer camp was terrorized in Wayne County, according to investigators. The Wayne County district attorney says that earlier this month, five individuals ethnically intimidated campers while driving onto Camp Bonim near Waymart, wreaking havoc.
“They caused various property damage, chased campers in the truck through the camp, yelled, ethnic slurs that are unspeakable, and also shot a paintball gun at some campers hitting one with a paintball gun,” said District Attorney Janine Edwards.
Police have charged Tyler Spencer, 18, from Tennessee, along with two other adults — Mark Trial, 21, and Cassandra Roberston, 18, both of Wayne County — and two juveniles. They’re facing charges of a slew of charges including assault, vandalism, and terroristic threats.
Police caught up with the suspects after a separate incident when Spencer hit a camp counselor with his truck at the Turkey Hill in Honesdale. He took off but was stopped in Delaware County, New York.
Campers and counselors who have been coming to Camp Bonin for decades say now that the suspects are in custody, they hope things get back to normal here in Clinton Township.