Plummer City Police investigating vandalism at the Lakeside schools have identified four suspects.
According to Plummer Police Chief Les Hall there are five suspects total, all believed to be juveniles.
“I am working with the Tribe,” Chief Hall said. “Three are tribal members, one is a non-tribal member and there is a fifth we have not identified.”
Four of the suspects were able to be identified from school surveillance footage according to Chief Hall.
Superintendent Judi Sharrett said in an email that late on the evening of June 1, vandals got into some buses; stole fire extinguishers and sprayed the foam around the property; dismantled playground equipment; stole tools; graffitied various places on the elementary building, and threw a table and two heavy picnic tables off of a balcony onto the playground below.
The cost of the damages is undetermined. Chief Hall said he believes the tables were the most expensive items.
“The most damage was a table thrown over the balcony on the backside of the elementary. It was destroyed when it hit the ground,” Chief Hall said.
Chief Hall estimated that the tables cost approximately $400 to $500.
Charges include malicious injury to property and a possible curfew violation, based on the security footage timestamp, Chief Hall said.