0

Graffiti culprit nabbed in Mabton

MABTON - A 14-year-old boy facing 21 counts of vandalism has been apprehended by Mabton police.

Mabton Police Chief Robert Perales said local residents began noticing a major graffiti spree last weekend.

"It was very distinct," said Perales. "We had never seen that type of graffiti in this area before."

Thanks to an alert employee at Blue Sky Market this past Wednesday, the teen was spotted defacing public property. Police were called and the youngster was arrested.

"Extremely helpful" is how Perales described the actions of the store employee who called local police. "We need the eyes and ears of our local residents to help us curb crime.

"This is a prime example of local residents working together with the police to make our community safe," he said.

Perales said the teen who was apprehended this past Wednesday is not known to be associated with any criminal gang. He has been transferred to the juvenile detention center in Yakima, awaiting formal charges.

Comments

Comments are subject to moderator review and may not appear immediately on the site.

Please read our commenting policy before posting.

Any comment violating the site's commenting guidelines will be removed and the user could be banned from the site.

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment