Vandalism http://kplu.org en Vandals shatter hundreds of windows at eight Auburn schools http://kplu.org/post/vandals-shatter-hundreds-windows-eight-auburn-schools <p>Vandals targeted eight schools over two nights this week in Auburn. The spree left some 265 windows shattered at elementary, middle and high schools, as well as the district’s pool and several vehicles.</p><p>School staff discovered the first wave of damage Monday morning. Vandals apparently armed with pellet guns had shot out windows at schools and district facilities across town. That night, the vandals appear to have struck again, doing even more damage. Auburn High School principal Richard Zimmerman says more than 50 windows were destroyed at his school.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:59:01 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 6740 at http://kplu.org Vandals shatter hundreds of windows at eight Auburn schools Garbage from massive party closes popular Wash. recreation area http://kplu.org/post/garbage-massive-party-closes-popular-wash-recreation-area <p>PULLMAN, Wash. – A popular recreation area along the Snake River near Pullman will not be open for Labor Day because it was trashed last weekend by hard-partying visitors.</p><p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 19:14:07 +0000 The Associated Press 6113 at http://kplu.org Garbage from massive party closes popular Wash. recreation area Vandals attack Olympia police station, again http://kplu.org/post/vandals-attack-olympia-police-station-again <p>Nine windows were broken at Olympia&rsquo;s west-side police station early Wednesday morning, said police spokeswoman Laura Wohl.</p><p>Based on the patterns of the broken glass Wohl reasoned that a hammer or a similar tool was used to break the windows.</p><p>Currently no suspects, motives or leads have been identified, but the police suspect anarchists are behind the vandalism.</p><p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 18:39:14 +0000 Evan Hoover 5166 at http://kplu.org Vandals attack Olympia police station, again Joy riders damage Tacoma parks http://kplu.org/post/joy-riders-damage-tacoma-parks <p>Vandals have damaged the <a href="http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/page.php?id=665">Jane Clark Park</a> sports field in Tacoma. Officials won&#39;t know exactly how bad the damage is until they can test the irrigation and drainage systems in the spring. It appears a 4x4 vehicle left deep ruts running from one end of the field to the other.</p><p>The park had recently been upgraded as part of the 2005 Park Improvement bond measure. Joy riders also ripped up half a dozen other Tacoma parks this week.</p><p> Sat, 26 Feb 2011 02:22:11 +0000 Dave Meyer 884 at http://kplu.org Joy riders damage Tacoma parks