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Police Blotter: Graffiti at Walls Elementary, Electronics Theft and Arson

All information is according to the Kent Police Department. Arrest information does not indicate conviction

Graffiti at Walls Elementary

Vandals struck in Kent's Crain Avenue neighborhood recently by marking the school building and playground pieces with spray paint.

School officials found red spray paint on the north side of the building, on the back board of a basketball hoop and a portable toilet and reported the graffiti to July 11.

The spray paint caused an estimated $170 in damage.

Electronics nabbed

Gadgets both large and small remain a popular target for thieves in Kent.

Two television sets were reported stolen from a residence in the 1000 block of Graham Ave. July 24. A 42-inch Dynex TV and a 47-inch LG TV were reported stolen. The TVs were valued at more than $1,100 combined.

A Toshiba laptop valued at $700 was reported stolen from a house in the 600 block of River Bend Blvd. July 25.

A black Garmin Nuvi GPS, a white iPhone car charger and a Sirius XM satellite radio unit were reported stolen from a residence in the 1900 block of Courtland Drive July 13. The devices were valued at more than $300 combined.

An iPhone 3, $28 cash, a purse and a wallet, all valued at more than $300, were reported stolen from a residence in the 800 block of Dominion Court July 25.

Dumpster burning

Employees with Republic Waste Services reported an arson fire to Kent Police Friday in the 900 block of Carlisle Court. A trash bin had been set on fire and sustained an estimated $500 damage.

Teresa K. July 30, 2012 at 01:56 PM
I'm surprised no one saw the two tv's being taken even if it was the middle of the night... big and bulky and takes alot of grunting to move the 47" one. Only a visitor to the house would know about them and how to easily get them out. And how would you transport them? Fold them and put them in a backpack? Thieves and vandals get bored in the summer and duty calls.
Myron Holley July 31, 2012 at 06:27 AM
There is a old saying. If you need it bad enough to steal it go ahead. But If I catch you at it. I do not dial 911. till after the fact. bang bang.

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