The Mitchell Police Division has arrested a 19-year-old man regarding several vandalism incidents reported around Lake Mitchell.
Isaiah Schryvers, of Mitchell, was arrested Wednesday, May 1, for intentional damage to property, second-degree petty theft, eluding a law enforcement officer and reckless driving. Second-degree petty theft is a Class 2 misdemeanor, while the other three offenses are Class 1 misdemeanors, punishable by up to a year in the county jail and a $2,000 fine for each count.
Mitchell Police Detective Lt. Don Everson said a citizen noticed suspicious activity near Lake Mitchell and reported that to police. Officers found private property at several locations in the city had graffiti sprayed on it, while park areas around Lake Mitchell were also tagged with graffiti.
Later, an officer located Schryvers’ vehicle near the corner of Seventh Avenue and Main Street and attempted to make a traffic stop. Schryvers allegedly fled at a high rate of speed and his vehicle was found abandoned a short time later at a parking lot in the 1500 block of N. Kimball St.
He was later located and arrested. Police allege that Schryvers also stole the spray paint that was used from a Mitchell business.
Everson said other people were involved in this incident and additional criminal charges from this investigation are possible.