The Woodward News

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January 26, 2014

Vandalism arrests made

Woodward, Okla. — A total of 11 victims of a graffiti and vandalism spree that caused more than $25,000 in damage to area homes and vehicles this week, have some hope justice could be served in the case.

Woodward Police Department Spokesman, Det. Chuck Wheeler said two juvenile males, ages 15 and 17 were arrested Friday after a search warrant on their homes was executed.

According to Wheeler, the arrest was made possible because one of the patrol officers received some "credible information on some suspects that lead the police to request a search warrant.

"We obtained a search warrant today and served that warrant," he said. "We obtained evidence in that search."

The suspects were taken to the Community Intervention Center.

"I believe the plans are, she is working on a court order to get them transferred to juvenile detention centers, "Wheeler said.

Wheeler said the damage to many homes and vehicles was severe and the case is being taken seriously.

He also suggested that because of some of the symbols and words used in the graffiti, there might be a hate crime element to the case.

"We had two garage doors, three fences (privacy) five vehicles, one travel trailer and a brick wall of one of the homes was painted in black paint," Wheeler said. "It was just bad. We had some things said about Jews and also the Star of David was painted on a garage as well as parts of the anatomy."

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