Police identify North Bend vandals as juveniles, continue to investigate Wednesday night spree

Security video shows a group of teens on a vandalism spree in downtown North Bend Wednesday night, causing several thousands of dollars in damage.

  • Friday, September 8, 2017 12:40pm
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Vandals defaced North Bend businesses some time during the night of Wednesday, Sept. 6, using orange construction spray paint.

The damage spanned 20 businesses and many sidewalks along the construction area of downtown North Bend and Mount Si Senior Center.

“Random messages and words were painted on the buildings and sidewalks, leading us to believe it was an adolescent,” said Captain Nick Almquist of the Snoqualmie Police Department on Thursday.

In a follow-up conversation Friday, after reviewing video surveillance of the affected area, he said, “at this time, we don’t know who they are, but based on the video that we’ve seen, it appears like they are young kids.”

Although the quality of the video is not high enough for facial recognition, he said, the subjects appear to be teenagers.

The graffiti on the sidewalks was sprayed on fresh concrete that had not yet cured and will need to be redone, said North Bend Public Works Director, Mark Rigos.

Almquist estimated the damage from the vandalism spree at several thousand dollars.

Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to call the police department at (425) 888-3333 at any time. Almquist can also be reached at (425) 999-1522 or by sending email to nalmquist@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us.

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