Proprty Crime
3:59 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Vandals shatter hundreds of windows at eight Auburn schools

Staff at Auburn High School found more than 50 windows damaged by vandalism this week.
Auburn Police Departmemt

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.

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.

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12:14 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Garbage from massive party closes popular Wash. recreation area

On this screen grab from, the cause of the garbage on the Illia Dunes is apparent.

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.

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Other News
11:39 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Vandals attack Olympia police station, again

Photo from Wednesday's crime scene.
Olympia police

Nine windows were broken at Olympia’s west-side police station early Wednesday morning, said police spokeswoman Laura Wohl.

Based on the patterns of the broken glass Wohl reasoned that a hammer or a similar tool was used to break the windows.

Currently no suspects, motives or leads have been identified, but the police suspect anarchists are behind the vandalism.

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6:22 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

Joy riders damage Tacoma parks

Deep ruts likely caused by a 4x4 in the sports field at Jane Clark Park
Metro Parks Tacoma

Vandals have damaged the Jane Clark Park sports field in Tacoma. Officials won'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.

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.

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