Vandalism culprits could face felony charges

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  • (Photo by MARY MALONE) Vandals left a trail of devastation across Priest River for residents to find on the morning of July 8.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) Criminals left this anti-Trump slogan on one resident’s garage door last week. The homeowner had partially concealed it with white paint at the time of the photo.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) Police chief Drew McLain said the total damages qualify the perpetrators of the crime spree for felony charges.

  • (Photo by MARY MALONE) Vandals left a trail of devastation across Priest River for residents to find on the morning of July 8.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) Criminals left this anti-Trump slogan on one resident’s garage door last week. The homeowner had partially concealed it with white paint at the time of the photo.

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) Police chief Drew McLain said the total damages qualify the perpetrators of the crime spree for felony charges.

PRIEST RIVER ­— A string of homes across Priest River were hit July 7 by vandals who left graffitti that caused damages in the thousands of dollars, said police chief Drew McLain July 10. The haphazard evidences of the vandals’ work contained a motley mix of slogans, such as “F--- Trump,” “Peace out,” “I have candy inside! Get in!” and more on cars, garages, and homes. McLain said 12 victims have come forward thus far, and that officers Ray Britton and Tanner Bodie are handling the investigation.

“It looks like a group of people went around town spray painting cars, houses and, garages,” said McLain.

Due to the total damages in excess of $1,000, McLain said the perpetrators would face charges of “felony malicious injury to property and grand theft.” He added that a 4-wheeler and an air conditioning unit were stolen at the same time, and police are considering the events potentially related.

To report information regarding these crimes, please contact the Priest River Police Department at 208-448-1521.

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