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October 6, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Visiting football team trashed lockers at University of Idaho

The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — Emails from University of Idaho officials show that football players from Western Michigan University knocked some locker-room sinks loose, broke a trophy and caused other damage after their game against Idaho last month. The damage was bad enough that Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear billed Western Michigan $500 for cleanup and…

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October 6, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Oregon boy severely hurt in ‘mailbox baseball’ game

The Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass police say a 16-year-old boy suffered severe head injuries playing “mailbox baseball,” which usually consists of smashing mailboxes from a moving vehicle. But, police said Sunday, when a motor-home passenger picked an additional target and whacked a telephone pole, his metal bat flew backward and hit the boy…

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September 12, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Vandals smash windows on dozens of cars on Westlake Avenue North

Seattle police say the windows on dozens of cars were smashed overnight on Westlake Avenue North. The cars were parked in the 2000 block of Westlake Avenue North when they were vandalized by two men, police said. Police were first alerted to the vandalism spree when a resident dialed 911 around 3 a.m. to report seeing two men armed…

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August 14, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Car vandalism tied to arrest in Jenise Wright case

Bremerton police are investigating a case of arson and vandalism they say was perpetrated against family friends of the teen arrested in connection with the killing 6-year-old Jenise Wright. Chief Steven Strachan said police were called to a home in the 3300 block of Pine Street in East Bremerton at 1 a.m. Thursday, after one car…

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August 5, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Police seek malicious mischief charge in Gas Works Park vandalism

Seattle Parks Department employees, including Maxwell Boland, left, clean up at Gas Works Park last Tuesday after vandals hit it the previous night. Seattle police investigating last week’s $8,000 graffiti spree at Gas Works Park today submitted their case to the King County Prosecutor’s Office seeking criminal charges. Detective Chris Young said he sent the results of his investigation into…

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June 18, 2014 at 1:35 PM

SPD: Pantsless man smashes cars — before he gets really weird

File this one under the we-can’t-make-this-stuff-up category. Seattle police arrested a naked man last night after he smashed a car, stripped off his clothes and tore off patches of his hair — all while high on a cocktail of cocaine, methamphetamines, LSD and other unidentified drugs. It started around 7:30 p.m. when police received a report of a man in a white T-shirt…

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May 12, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Man steals toilet tank from West Seattle Subway shop

Seattle police are looking for the man who stole a toilet tank from a West Seattle sandwich shop Sunday night. Police said the man and his family walked into the Subway sandwich shop in the 4700 block of 42nd Avenue Southwest around 7:45 p.m. and ordered food. While employees were preparing the family’s meal, the man paid a visit to…

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March 17, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Burglar vandalizes Seattle church, lights candles

Maybe he figured it would help. Seattle police say a burglar broke into a Wedgwood church over the weekend, vandalized property and — in a possible attempt to make amends –lit a few candles before fleeing. The break-in at Our Lady of the Lake church happened sometime between 7:15 p.m. Friday and 10:15 a.m. Saturday, when an employee discovered…

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January 16, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Jimi Hendrix statue vandalized with green paint

Someone has vandalized the Jimi Hendrix statue with green paint. Louise Blake, an employee at Blick Art Materials on Broadway, which is located next to the statue, did not see the vandalism occur, but she said that at 5:23 p.m. the bright green acrylic paint was still wet. It wasn’t immediately known who vandalized the statue. It’s the second time since…

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November 25, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Portland tire-slashing toll: 500 vehicles, $250K

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Portland police say they’re stumped by a six-month spree of tire slashing and other vandalism that has damaged more than 500 vehicles. Damage is estimated at up to $250,000. The Oregonian reports that mostly, the damage is to tires, punctured by something like a tiny icepick. At first, many owners thought they had…

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