Cpl. Ronald Van Tassel
Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 4:37 p.m.
On July 5, 2018 Spokane Police responded to an apartment complex at 1225 E Westveiw Ct for a Graffiti incident. When Officers arrived they saw red spray paint covering the area. The property damage to the complex consisted of fencing being painted, tables, BBQ’s, signs, buildings, doors, the sidewalks and the streets.
At least 8 citizens called in stating that their vehicle’s had been painted. Some of the vehicles received heavy damage with their windows, hoods and doors being painted. Many people came out to express their frustrations with the incident. Some of them had surveillance video and were more than willing to turn it over. Some of the people in the video were identified.
Officer’s onscene made contact with some of the subjects on video. After an investigation three people were arrested. Two of the subjects are juveniles and will be charged through the Juvenile court. Officers arrested and booked 19 year old Jae Saulibio. Do to the extent and dollar amount of the damage, he will be charged with 1st degree Malicious Mischief.
The investigation is ongoing, there are still other suspects that need to be identified. We also believe that there are other victims of the vandalism that have yet to come forward. We ask that if your vehicle was vandalized, to call Crime Check at 456-2233.
Officer John O'Brien