Mabton City Briefs


Mabton police make arrest in graffiti case

MABTON - After a rash of graffiti incidents last Saturday night, Mabton police have arrested a juvenile in connection with the case.

"We've made an arrest and this individual will be charged with 16 counts of malicious mischief," Mabton Police Chief Raul Almeida told the city council Tuesday evening. "We will be looking for restitution. That will include all of the man hours we will put on the case and the damage that has been done."

Sunday morning found the high school, church, water tower and the park got hit with graffiti.

Anyone wishing to report graffiti to the police can call 894-4096 and the police will follow up on it. Anyone with information about the current graffiti case can call 894-4096 or 836-6200.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may do so.

Mabton police to enforce code more strictly

MABTON - The Mabton Police Department will be tightening up on code enforcement for the new year, said Mabton Police Chief Raul Almeida at Tuesday night's council meeting.

The first priority will be abandoned cars on city property.

"If we find a car abandoned on city property we will issue a notice to remove the car within 24 hours," Almeida said. "If the car is not moved, we will tow it."

Private property owners will be affected too. If there is junk and trash in a person's yard or fire hazards, then the city will issue an order to the resident stating they have two weeks to clean up.

If the residents fail to act, the city will contact the police and the police will issue a citation.

New city council to meet Mabton's police department

MABTON - The Mabton Police Chief would like to get together with the city council to give the council a chance to meet the police department and see what they do.

Police Chief Raul Almeida says he would like to get with the council and take them out to the shooting range.

"We'll let them shoot some and then put them into a shooting simulator where they have to choose who to shoot," Almeida said.

The council would also get behind the wheel of a police cruiser and drive the emergency vehicle operation course (EVOC).

The council will set a date at the next meeting.

"We want them to know what we go through," Almeida said.


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