Teen held on graffiti charges

GRANDVIEW - A Grandview teen was taken into custody yesterday (Wednesday) after police served a search warrant in the 500 block of Butternut Road.

Grandview Assistant Police Chief Mark Ware said officers served the warrant after investigating three graffiti cases. The officers searched the home in which a 17-year-old male lives looking for evidence connected to the cases.

The teen was taken into custody on three requested charges of malicious mischief.

It is believed he was responsible for spray painting a school district maintenance shop, a school vehicle and a retaining wall.

"This isn't his first time damaging property with graffiti," said Ware, explaining the teen was transported to the Yakima County Juvenile Detention Center.

Another search warrant was yesterday executed on a vehicle seized several months ago.

Grandview police, in preparation for disposing the vehicle, sought to ensure no evidence or items of interest were disposed of.

"Nothing of substance..." said Ware.

Officers also responded yesterday to a report of reckless endangerment in the 600 block of East Third Street. Because of a dispute between two brothers that involved medical issues, police could not disclose further details.

Grandview police, too, have since yesterday responded to two traffic stops, two agency assist requests, a fight and looked for a person wanted by authorities for three arrest warrants.


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