March 8, 1997 in Idaho

Juveniles Suspected In Spray Paintings

From Staff And Wire Reports

Police suspect a group of juveniles may be responsible for the graffiti sprayed on numerous downtown Coeur d’Alene businesses between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

More than a dozen businesses were spray-painted with letters, profanities and a triangular symbol.

Among the businesses hit: First Security Bank, Priano’s Aquatech Pools and Spas, city hall and the Social Security office.

Employees at R&R; Sales heard a noise outside the business about 2 a.m. Thursday. When they stepped outside they saw four juveniles wearing dark-colored, hooded sweatshirts, according to a Coeur d’Alene Police report.

The youths ran off as one of them stuffed something in his shirt. The employees then found graffiti sprayed on their building.

Among the graffiti left was a symbol of an inverted triangle with the number 7 on the inside.

Although the police have received several leads, they are unsure what the symbol is and have not been able to tie it directly to any group or organization.

, DataTimes

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