Guthrie Center Vandalism Causes $10,000 Damage


July 10th, 2012 by admin

Three young teens in Guthrie Center face possible felony charges in connection with vandalism that caused about $10,000 of damage in the city in late June.

The Guthrie Center Times reports the vandalism occurred on June 27 or June 28 during the late night hours.  Several local businesses and pieces of equipment were spray painted, while several vehicles owned by Wetzel repair had windshield, headlight, and taillight damage.

Guthrie Center Police Chief Mike Herbert tells the Guthrie County Times that the teens could face class C felony criminal mischief charges because total damage from vandalism was about $10,000, which is the threshold for those felony charges.  He says two 15-year-old males and one 13-year-old male are suspected in the vandalism after a trail of evidence led back to them.

No other details about the case are available.