Vandals decorate Conrad school bus

18_vandals_4829SENSELESS  — An image of senseless vandalism defacing one of Conrad’s school buses.   I-O Photo by Tirsea McNeal

By Tirsea McNeal, I-O Reporter

Senseless acts of vandalism occurred on Friday, Aug. 17, between 9-9:30 p.m. in the area of the Conrad bus barn.

Conrad Police Department got the call Saturday morning from the victim whose house had been sprayed with black paint.

Sgt. Jason Korst of Conrad Police Department followed the trail of black spray paint on two busses, a house siding, a window and the back side of the bus barn, a fence across the alley from the bus barn and another personal vehicle and a garage. Finally, they were able to locate a suspicious set of handprints on a door which led them to the culprits.

Two juveniles confessed to the mess and will be charged with some form of restitution to compensate the victims.

“Vandalism has been happening on a daily basis and most of it is groups of juveniles.” said Korst.

He said with school starting around the corner, lots of kids are looking to make their mark or get into their last bit of trouble before summer ends.

“Acts of vandalism varies from busting windows to wrecking our rest areas in the parks.” said Korst.

Vandalism is the willful destruction or malicious activity causing harm to personal or public property.

The Conrad Police are checking into multiple vandalism reports throughout the city.

Korst said, “The community should be aware of any unusual or suspicious groups of kids in the evening and report suspicious activity when they hear or see something.”