Springdale Police arrest 2 men in year-old vandalism case involving feces, urine

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ST. GEORGE – After a year-long investigation, police have arrested two men accused of committing acts of vandalism in Springdale.

In March 2017, the Springdale Police Department reported that several small trees around the town hall had been cut down and irrigation lines had been damaged. Other areas that were damaged included the town’s pickleball facility, cemetery and River Park.

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The damage was estimated to run around $20,000.

Shane Curtis Lowery, of Hurricane, Utah, booking photo posted March 19, 2018 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

The primary suspect in the case was 52-year-old Shane Curtis Lowery, of Hurricane, according to a probable cause statement. Lowery was noted to have been fired from working for Springdale Town a few months prior to the incident.

During the vandalism incident, police found feces, urine and a substance called “skunk oil” left in several areas, as well as the irrigation system.

“We were able to locate video footage of Shane (Lowery) buying the ‘skunk oil’ at a local store,” the arresting police officer wrote in the statement. “The skunk oil Shane bought was the same package and size as the one located at the crime scene.”

Witnesses put Lowery in the area where the vandalism occurred, and also told police he allegedly “bragged about the incident.”

Police were also told by a witness last week about a white pickup truck that had driven Lowery into town the day of the incident. The truck was allegedly driven by Scott Stone, 41, of Hurricane.

The police reviewed more video footage from local businesses and were able to find the white pickup.

“The time of the footage was consistent with the time the damage occurred,” the arresting officer wrote in the statement.

The officer made contact with Stone at his home in Hurricane and informed him of his Miranda rights. He then told Stone he had video footage of Stone, his vehicle and Lowery.

Steven James Stone Jr., of Hurricane, Utah, booking photo from March 18, 2018 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

“I asked Steven how much he had to do with (the vandalism),” the officer wrote. “Steven said, ‘not a f—ing thing, dude.’”

Stone made similar statements to police as they continued question him, also saying he had “no clue” as to what Lowery’s plans were when he gave him a ride into town the day of the incident.

“‘You have put me in a hard position,’” Stone said, according to the statement. “‘I didn’t know what was going to happen. I didn’t do any of that, I had no f—ing clue. Honestly, I didn’t know.’”

Stone continued to deny any knowledge of Lowery’s plan to vandalize parts of the city and said he guessed it was time to get an attorney.

Stone was taken into custody Sunday while Lowery was picked up at his place of employment Monday.

Both Lowery and Stone were arrested and charged with second-degree felonies for criminal mischief related to intentionally defacing, damaging or destroying property. They were booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility and subsequently released on bond by Tuesday.

Both men have court appearances set for March 26.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

Email: mkessler@stgnews.com

Twitter: @MoriKessler

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10 Comments

  • Real Life March 21, 2018 at 8:51 am

    This is the result constant inbreeding.

    • John March 21, 2018 at 9:18 am

      Care to back up that pointless statement?

      • Real Life March 21, 2018 at 10:16 am

        Based on a lot of your posts, I have a feeling that you are a case in point. Your family tree might resemble a telephone pole.

        • John March 21, 2018 at 2:05 pm

          hey realfake, talk about inbreeding, your uncle and your father are the same dude..both are your mother’s brothers according to your FB page…

      • Death Valley March 21, 2018 at 10:42 am

        What’s the matter, Johnboy?
        Did he offend your delicate snowflake sensibilities? Poor baby, you’ll survive. Go take your meds now.

      • John March 21, 2018 at 1:13 pm

        his living proof of why the democratic mascot is a donkey , that’s all…get a life, fake life and as for dehydrated grey matter , go back under the rock you came out from and take your tide pod smoking bong with you.. you RACIST HOMOPHOBIC LIBTARDS

        • Death Valley March 22, 2018 at 6:36 am

          You are a sad and pathetic man who sits behind a keyboard and rattles off insults as if they mean anything. No wonder everyone in the comments gives you crap. You deserve every bit of it. A loser in every sense of the word. Take your meds.

  • Carpe Diem March 21, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Yeah, I can see Shane and Steve Stinksalot going about town with their snazzy Skunk oil.

    Sounds like a brand of weed. They probably dont need any help stinking to high heaven tho!

    Bail = $10.00

    tyvm

  • Carpe Diem March 21, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    What do you do bad boys bad boys when they come for you, bad boys?

    Groom your SkunkBeard.

  • Carpe Diem March 21, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Oh so that’s what that smell was, in StinkDale.

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