Juvenile Vandals Identified After Being Caught on Camera, Says HCSO

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Humboldt County Sheriff's Office HCSO KaleidoscopeOn Monday, February 22, 2016, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to Dow’s Prairie Elementary School in McKinleyville for a report of a vandalism that occurred over the weekend. The suspects entered a classroom and wrote profanity on the walls, placed dish soap on the floor, and damaged classroom equipment. A witness came forward and told deputies they heard a disturbance from that classroom and took pictures of two juveniles leaving the campus near the vandalized classroom. The juveniles were later identified and the investigating deputy sheriff contacted the juvenile’s parents and notified them about the criminal investigation. The school administration and the parents of the juveniles will attempt to work out restitution between each other. If an agreement cannot be made, this case will be referred to Juvenile Probation for prosecution.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.



  • sigh my youngest grand daughter goes to this school…seems our teen youth all around the U.s are running amok to the point of worry…after reading the news….. its sad :/

    • These kinds of incidents are infrequent, and have been happening for a long time wherever there are schools and kids. Sad and wasteful, but not an indicator of a declining society. Look to the GOP for that.

      • To the person who mentioned “GOP” has nothing to do with parenting! Please, when the article is about a specific subject at hand, don’t dump your politics and get on the band wagon. You are not going to get very far doing it, and others don’t want to hear about YOUR opinion when you don’t stick with the subject. It’s very tacky to add another subject when you have others reading all these post’s You come off as a know it all and unless you are investigating this case, stop “rubbernecking” and starting gossip. You are shallow and need a better education in good manners.

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