• Two arrested in massive Puyallup car smashing spree


    PUYALLUP, Wash. - Puyallup police arrested two people in connection with a destructive vandalism spree of smashed car windows and side mirrors.

     Police arrested a 22-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man Thursday night, both from Puyallup, in connection with dozens of damaged vehicles over three nights last week.

     A possible third suspect may still be at large.

     On Monday, the Puyallup Police Department received a tip from someone who had seen the vandalism on social media and officers followed up with the tipster over the next two nights.

    Police Captain Scott Engle said the two are cooperating with investigators and admitted the vandalism spree saying they thought it was fun.

    “Initially they were doing this for the thrill. Then they also talked about having some anger issues in their lives and this was their way to get that anger out," said Engle

     On Thursday, police received video footage of one of the vandalism incidents that occurred on Nov. 8 at 12:30 a.m., police said.

     Detectives who reviewed the video footage were able to determine the suspect and car appeared to match the information provided in Monday’s tip and a man and woman were arrested.

     Police said during questioning, the two admitted to participating in the series of vandalisms, which occurred from Nov. 7-9.

     Over the three nights, there were about 79 individual victims whose car mirror and/or windows were damaged, authorities said.

     The two who were arrested in connection with the case will be booked into the Pierce County Jail on Friday and arraigned Monday in Pierce County Superior Court on multiple counts of felony malicious mischief.

    Previous stories:

    Vandals target 13 more cars in Puyallup (Nov. 9, 2013)

    Car vandals on the prowl smash dozens of cars in Puyallup (Nov. 8, 2013)

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