May 1, 1997

Three Teens Accused In Spray-Painting

Janice Podsada Staff writer
 

Spokane police arrested three juveniles early Saturday morning for spray-painting graffiti on at least six businesses on South Perry.

Witnesses notified police Saturday when they saw someone trying to kick in the front door of one of the businesses in the 1000 block of South Perry.

When officers arrived on the scene, they spotted four teenage boys walking nearby.

Police questioned the four and discovered that three of them had paint on their fingers, hands and clothing. Officers also found a spray can nearby and nozzles from two spray cans on two of the teens.

Police found more than 30 spray-painted icons on the businesses and deep scratches on the glass at five locations. One glass door panel had been smashed.

One 17-year-old and two 16-year-olds were booked into juvenile detention for first-degree malicious mischief. All three teens live in the general neighborhood where the crimes occurred.

Police said the three teens arrested were extremely belligerent and threatened officers.

Deputies respond to stalking call

Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in the 1300 block of East 55th in an incident involving residential burglary and stalking.

The suspect is an 18-year-old man who apparently was stalking a 17-year-old woman, said sheriff’s spokesman Dave Reagan.

The break-in occurred about 11 a.m. last Thursday when the suspect broke a basement bedroom window and entered the home.

The homeowner told police her daughter had been having problems with the suspect. The daughter had a restraining order issued against the suspect, and it had been violated earlier.

The suspect entered a bedroom belonging to the homeowner’s son, scattering glass on a waterbed and puncturing it. The daughter reported a green baby blanket missing, along with a dark green hat and five or six letters written to her by the suspect.

No arrest has been made. , DataTimes


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