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Juveniles arrested for Fort Scott vandalism


Updated August 10, 2012:  Last week we told you about a string of vandalism in Fort Scott, Kansas targeting businesses and a local church.

Authorities say they have arrested five juveniles ranging from 13 to 15 years old in connection with the crimes.

Windows at United Missionary Baptist Church, Sherwin Williams and two school buses were broken with either bricks or rocks.

Posted August 3, 2012:  The Fort Scott Police Department is on the hunt for vandals.  Officials tell us they are investigating several incidents of vandalism that happened this week sometime between Sunday and Wednesday.

Police say these cases of criminal damage are substantial and costly.

Officials found that the windows at United Missionary Baptist Church, Sherwin Williams and two school busses were broken by either bricks or rocks.

Police say the businesses and church reported nothing was stolen from the buildings.

They have added extra patrol and say they are conducting pedestrian checks at night for any possible information.

"The proximity where the damage was done and the time frame, we believe they are probably related," says Lt. Travis Shelton.  "We have some promising leads as far as suspects go.  We have not made any arrests."

Anyone with information about these incidents are encouraged to call the Fort Scott Police Department at 620-223-2140.

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