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Arrest made after Wagner vandalism spree

WAGNER--One juvenile has been arrested and another is being questioned in connection with a rash of vandalism across Wagner. According to Wagner Police Chief Tim Simonsen, one juvenile male was arrested early on the morning of April 23 for being ...

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WAGNER-One juvenile has been arrested and another is being questioned in connection with a rash of vandalism across Wagner.

According to Wagner Police Chief Tim Simonsen, one juvenile male was arrested early on the morning of April 23 for being involved in a burglary, which led to the juvenile allegedly admitting involvement in the vandalism. The suspect, who was not identified because he is a juvenile, has been charged with burglary and intentional damage to property. Simonsen said the suspect is already on probation for intentional damage to property charges.

A series of more than 20 photos on the Wagner Police Department's Facebook page illustrates the extent of damage to more than a dozen local businesses and homes from "taggings," a form of graffiti in which individuals spray paint symbols or a series of symbols onto public buildings and areas to mark territory.

Simonsen said another juvenile male has been detained for questioning after allegedly admitting to also being involved in the vandalism. He expects the suspect to be charged with intentional damage to property.

Police don't know how many people are involved in the vandalism, but Simonsen said they know it's two different groups, likely all juvenile males.

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