Extensive Vandalism at Fortuna High, Teen Arrested

Fortuna Police Dept. Press Release:

FORTUNA, CA – On May 16, 2012 at about 2:00am, officers responded to the 100 block of 12th Street in Fortuna for a report of a physical fight. Upon arrival, the involved subjects had fled the area.  While checking the area for the involved subjects, officers observed extensive damage to buildings on the Fortuna High School Campus. Shortly after, officers located a 17 year old male in a nearby field.


Using evidence collected at the scene and video surveillance from the High School, officers were able to establish that the 17 year old was the suspect in the vandalism. “With the ongoing cuts to our schools’ budgets, it is simply appalling that this teen decided to engage in such behavior” said Sgt. Charles Ellebrecht. “Unfortunately, our entire community will have to bear the cost of this minor’s behavior”.

The 17 year old was arrested for Felony Vandalism and Public Intoxication. He was then booked into the Humboldt County Juvenile Hall.

Anyone with further information about this investigation is encouraged to contact the department’s WeTip Hotline
at 1-800-78-CRIME.

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