Police in Castle Rock, WA, are investigating two separate incidents in which vandals entered the grounds of an elementary school and did major damage to school buses.
Both incidents happened at Castle Rock Elementary School on Huntington Avenue South.
According to a statement released by Castle Rock PD, officers responded to a report of vandalism in the school's bus storage area on July 12. School staff told the officers that someone entered the locked, fenced area where the buses are stored and broke the rear windows out of three buses.
Police believe this first incident of vandalism happened between 5 p.m. on July 11 and 5 a.m. on July 12.
Police said that another incident of vandalism took place in the same bus storage area on July 14. Officers on routine patrol discovered what the police statement referred to as "several thousand dollars in damage to several school buses." Police said the vandals broke windows and lights, and stole or destroyed video camera systems inside the buses.
The second crime is believed to have happened between 3 a.m. and 8 a.m. on July 14.
If you have any information about the crimes, call officer Jeff Gann at the Castle Rock Police Department at (360) 274-4711 ext. 504.
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