Teen arrested in Lacey vandalism, one suspect still on the loose

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LACEY, Wash. —

Lacey police have arrested one of two teenagers who vandalized an elementary school twice this summer.

“There’s a possibility that these incidents are related,” said Lacey police Detective Sgt. Terrence Brimmer.  

 Police took one possible suspect into custody late Wednesday afternoon. He is said to be cooperating with investigators. A second suspect was still at large.

Brimmer said July 10 and Aug. 9 two people broke a window, climbed a roof and removed 14 fan covers at Lacey Elementary School. Police and North Thurston School District officials believe the two may have been attempting to break into the school.

“What they were trying to get we don’t know,” said North Thurston schools spokesperson Courtney Shrieve. “What makes me sad working for public schools is that these kids obviously have too much time on their hands.”

The two boys are described as white and in their mid to late teens.

The teens were caught on surveillance. They can be seen trying to get in through a locked door. They were also recorded using a dumpster to gain access to the school’s roof.

Police are still asking for the public’s help to track down a second suspect.

Anyone who recognizes the two teens is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS(8477) or text a tip to CRIMES with keyword OTCTIP. People can stay anonymous.