I think that there is nothing for teens to do in Payson. This is what is causing the crimes, they have nothing to do and nowhere to go so they vandalize, steal, etc., just for something to do.
This problem could be solved if we teens, had somewhere just for us to hang out. Perhaps a club for people between 13-18, or a rec hall in town. Anything where we can go to hang out and get rid of energy in a constructive manner.
If we had a club, just for us, we would be able to have fun in a safe environment. No alcohol, drugs or violence. It would be watched by adults and there would be dancing, maybe a karaoke night or something. We would be able to hang with friends and not get into trouble.
Perhaps we should get a rec hall, kids would be able to blow off steam by playing ball. It would let us be able to get out of the house and play games, sports and other things with friends.
Personally, Payson should have something just for teens to keep them out of trouble.