2 Juveniles Arrested for Burglary and Vandalism of a School
Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the report of two people smashing a door at a school. Deputies caught one of the juvenile suspects running from the area when they arrived, and the second juvenile suspect was located at a nearby residence. Both were arrested and booked into the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center for Burglary and Malicious Mischief 2nd Degree. A school official estimated the damage at over $2,000.
On May 25, 2023, at approximately 12:25 am, an alert citizen reported seeing two subjects loitering and possibly smashing a door with a rock at Greenacres Middle School.
Deputy Kelly arrived at the location and observed a suspect, wearing a black hoodie, running from the area of some broken windows on the south side of the school.
Deputy Turner, also arriving, noticed a possible suspect, wearing a black hoodie, black sweats, and black flip flops running north on Tshirley Road as he looked back, over his shoulder, at the fully marked patrol car with its emergency lights activated. Deputy Turner pulled up next to the possible suspect, a 16-year-old juvenile, and told him to stop running, which he did, and he was safely detained without further incident.
The second suspect was not initially located; however, Deputies noted finding spray painted, profane, and derogatory graffiti at multiple locations on the exterior of the building. Three broken windows were also found. Deputies cleared the inside of the school and noticed some items in one classroom had been knocked over and appeared out of place, indicating at least one of the suspects had entered the room.
Deputies learned the second suspect was possibly at a residence in the 500 block of N. Corbin Road. Deputy Spiewak and Deputy Kelly responded to the home and found a person, identified as the second juvenile suspect, on the front porch under a blanket. Initially, the suspect was not cooperative and began to resist being detained, but he was quickly subdued and placed in handcuffs.
The school's principal responded to speak with Deputies and observe the damage. He estimated the cost of repairs at approximately $2,000.
Both 16-year-old juveniles were transported and booked into the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center for Burglary 2nd Degree and Malicious Mischief 2nd Degree, both felonies.