Police arrest teenager for vandalism spree, seek public help

HURRICANE — Hurricane City Police officers arrested a 15-year-old boy Thursday, after he vandalized 14 locations in the city with spray paint.

The vandalism occurred sometime during the night of March 10 or morning of March 11, Hurricane Police City Sgt. Brandon Buell said in a statement released Friday.

Graffiti on a business wall, date and location unspecified | Photo courtesy of Hurricane City Police Department, St. George News
Graffiti on a business wall, date and location unspecified | Photo courtesy of Hurricane City Police Department, St. George News

The locations included residential walls, the exterior walls of business buildings, a school, city park, church, and a city bridge.

“Through the investigation, we were alerted to two possible suspects by a deputy from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office,” Buell said in the release.

The juvenile was booked into the Washington County Juvenile Detention Center. School Resource officers worked the case, along with the help of the sheriff’s office.

Officers have found that the letters in the grafitti stand for “Crown to Gods” but are still working to determine the meaning.

“It is still being determined if this is just juveniles making this up or trying to start a gang,” Buell said.

The estimated cost of damage is approximately $2,000. City crews are working to remove the graffiti as quickly as possible, along with property owners.

According to the release, this type of incident is devastating to the community. The ability to remove the graffiti quickly, as well as locating the people involved is important.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact the Hurricane City Police Department at 435-635-9663.

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  • Billy Madison March 20, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    This sorta thing really bugs me. This kid should have to pay for the repairs and do some serious community service. But, I’m sure that he will get a slight lecture and released back to his parents who are probably just as irresponsible as he is. Grrrr

    • Mesaizacd March 20, 2015 at 8:34 pm

      oh please…. cry baby madison that’s all you ever do is come in here and whine and cry about everything. The whole world and everything in it bugs you….

      • fun bag March 20, 2015 at 10:22 pm


      • makkie March 22, 2015 at 12:01 pm

        Are you serious?
        He has a valid comment and complaint,unlike you….

      • makkie March 22, 2015 at 12:04 pm

        hmm it seems like you are doing EXACTLY what you are criticizing him for,does that make YOU a crybaby or maybe a hypocrite? Or just trying to make your ventriloquist dummy “funbag on my chin” laugh?That moron seems to get a kick out of everything you say

  • Real Life March 20, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Them Crown to Gods better watch tagging themselves cause everyone knows that Hurricane is Raging Bull Weiner territory.

  • fun bag March 20, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Crown to Gods? Maybe they’re trying to start a new LDS based youth gang.

    • anybody home March 21, 2015 at 7:16 am

      Really? Do the LDS have more than one God? Or are the youth claiming to be Gods themselves? Oh, the hubris…lightning strikes again!

  • Mesaizacd March 20, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    LOL.. Fun Bag…. The Bible Gang Bangers

    • makkie March 22, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      Wow, you two twelve year olds seem to have a real mutual admiration thing going on.Maybe a little bit of a bromance ?
      Kind of scary…..

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