On Monday, February 22, 2016, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to Dow’s Prairie Elementary School in McKinleyville for a report of a vandalism that occurred over the weekend. The suspects entered a classroom and wrote profanity on the walls, placed dish soap on the floor, and damaged classroom equipment. A witness came forward and told deputies they heard a disturbance from that classroom and took pictures of two juveniles leaving the campus near the vandalized classroom. The juveniles were later identified and the investigating deputy sheriff contacted the juvenile’s parents and notified them about the criminal investigation. The school administration and the parents of the juveniles will attempt to work out restitution between each other. If an agreement cannot be made, this case will be referred to Juvenile Probation for prosecution.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.