Police arrest suspect in Hurricane graffiti incident

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HURRICANE – Police have made an arrest in the graffiti incident which occurred late Monday night or early Tuesday morning at a Hurricane school and park.

“This was great work by detectives in locating and arresting this suspect,” Hurricane City Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said in a press statement. “The cooperation between the Washington County School District and our department contributed to this outcome, we appreciate their support and assistance.”

The graffiti was found Tuesday morning at Hurricane Middle School, 395 N. 200 West, at the neighboring Hurricane City Hall Park and at an area auto parts store. Black spray paint had been used, and some of the graffiti was “an explicit message towards the police.”

Read more: Hurricane school, park tagged with graffiti; public’s help sought

Washington County School District and Hurricane City Parks Department employees spent several hours Tuesday morning removing the graffiti.

After reviewing the school’s security camera footage, officers located a male subject who matched the person seen in the video.

Kade S. Pendleton, 20, of Hurricane, was arrested Thursday afternoon after a traffic stop and charged with 10 separate offenses including two third-degree felony counts of graffiti which caused more than $1,000 damage, according to court documents.

In addition, Pendleton was charged with one class A misdemeanor for graffiti; two class B misdemeanors for criminal trespass; two class B misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor; a class A misdemeanor for possession of marijuana; one class B misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia; and a single count of littering.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives are looking at additional suspects, Buell said.

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

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  • Billy Madison August 19, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    I hope the cops take this punk kid by the nap of his neck and talk real sternly to him. Maybe even call him names and hurt his feelings. Then he wouldn’t do it again for sure.

  • knobe August 19, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Well It’s Not Banksy but it is better than the boring name scribbles everywhere .
    Put him to work doing murals to pay off his fine .

  • ladybugavenger August 20, 2016 at 6:27 am

    He’s not a child……Go get the switch from the tree and whip him into shape…..LOL how about a public stoning?

    • Kadesmom August 21, 2016 at 9:27 am

      Be careful when talking about my son. He messed up. He’s paying for his crime. Don’t make threats on him. I don’t take that lightly.

      • 42214 August 21, 2016 at 1:59 pm

        If he is really your son you should be proud. Hopefully he’ll be a convicted felon soon.

        • .... August 21, 2016 at 10:07 pm

          It’s the parents fault !

        • Kadesmom August 21, 2016 at 10:27 pm

          He is my son. I didn’t say I was proud of his actions. I taught him better.

      • .... August 21, 2016 at 3:07 pm

        No one threatened your son. so don’t be making threats towards other people. they don’t take that lightly. your son committed a crime and the media is all over this and that makes your son fair game. . but when children misbehave it’s a clear sign the problem is with the parents and the home environment.

        you should be tending to your son instead of coming here and whining about what people are posting.
        Your son opened the media door to this when he committed a crime against our community …may the good lord watch over you and your loved ones.

        • Kadesmom August 21, 2016 at 10:26 pm

          My son lives 300 miles from me. He’s 20. He chose not to be in my custody because my rules were to tough for him. You don’t know the half of it. It had nothing to do with me OR his upbringing.

          • .... August 22, 2016 at 9:11 am

            It has everything to do with the way you raised him. so it’s your fault and it has everything to do with you !

          • 42214 August 22, 2016 at 11:12 am

            Don’t you have anything better to do than defend your 20 yr old delinquent and yourself on this posting blog.

      • ladybugavenger August 22, 2016 at 7:15 am

        Paleeeeeze, what are going to do to me? I didn’t threaten your son or you. Your son is an idiot but he doesn’t have to stay that way.

        • ladybugavenger August 22, 2016 at 7:42 am

          Before you go all hostile on me. I had my own idiot son and he turned his life around. I wasn’t in denial of it. I suggest that you don’t be in denial either. Be strong and firm. Don’t be codependent. Call it what it is. That’s my advice to you.

        • .... August 22, 2016 at 9:12 am

          Ladybug. .well I’m not sure about. .you can’t fix stupid !

          • ladybugavenger August 22, 2016 at 9:20 pm

            I know, i tried. No Bueno.

  • 42214 August 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Make him wear funny underwear and pay 10 percent of his income the rest of his life. That will teach him.

    • .... August 21, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      Praise the Lord !

    • aviatormh August 23, 2016 at 4:00 am

      Your not far off there 42214. For these guys it’s all about their reputation. Getting respect. They brag about getting locked up. About how tough they are. Now if instead of locking him up you made him wear a pink tutu and everyone watched him scrub the wall clean, that’s something he would not brag about. That would be an actual deterrent. He wouldn’t want to do that again.

  • .... August 20, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Make him wear a Hillary Clinton for president T Shirt …I guarantee you that will straighten him out

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