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Teens Arrested After North Side Traffic Signal Controls Vandalized

SUNDAY, OCT. 27, 1996

Two teenagers were jailed early Saturday for allegedly breaking into traffic light control boxes at two busy north Spokane intersections.

Kevin L. Horn, 18, who gave his address as 3714 W. Heroy, was booked into the Spokane County Jail for first-degree malicious mischief, attempted malicious mischief and reckless endangerment.

A 17-year-old boy was booked into the Juvenile Detention Center on the same three charges.

The teens were questioned and arrested near the signal control box at Ash Street and Garland Avenue, said police spokesman Dick Cottam.

The 17-year-old had a double-edged knife with him when police searched him, Cottam said. He also was booked for possession of a dangerous weapon.

Police said the teens pried open control boxes at the intersections of Wellesley Avenue and Driscoll Boulevard and Alberta Street and Garland. Traffic lights at both intersections were malfunctioning when police arrived.

There were no accidents at either intersection, but police reported several near collisions while the stop lights were being repaired. , DataTimes

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