Teens Arrested After Crime Spree In Salina

By: Parrish Alleman Email
By: Parrish Alleman Email

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Monday, March 18, 2012

About a dozen homes and cars in a Salina neighborhood are covered in graffiti over the weekend. Police say the three teens behind it are facing much more serious charges than just property damage.

Police say three teens went on a crime spree Friday night, starting with a robbery around 11:30.

"Punched him, kicked him, knocked him down on the ground. They ended up taking his cell phone and some cigarettes," Lt. Scott Siemsen with the Salina Police department said.

Next, police say the teens threatened a couple at knifepoint. Then, they broke into a car a few blocks over. Finally, police say they stole three cans of spray paint out of an open garage and tagged a dozen homes and cars in a neighborhood.

"It gets me mad because you're not supposed to do that to other people's property. If you're mad at someone, take it out on your stuff not someone else's stuff," vandalism victim Karina Fuentes said.

The teens were found and arrested just two hours after their crime spree started. Police say they had been drinking. In all, they did about $2500 worth of damage.

"It's disrespectful for one. Especially knowing it's a bunch of kids. When they get older, they'll realize it's not funny. When you got to pay and work hard for this stuff and it's ruined by someone who doesn't care," vandalism victim Kym Deniston said.

The three teens are being held in the juvenile detention facility. They're facing several charges including aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, and felony property damage.

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