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GRANTS PASS, Ore.-- A 13-year-old boy is accused of vandalizing multiple buildings and schools around Grants Pass with black paint to apply the words "SUR13", "13SUR", "gang13" and other words and images.
The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said on Saturday, December 22nd, officiers responded to the Seventh Day Adventist School for a report of criminal mischief. Surveillance video from the school showed multiple people on the campus applying graffiti to the building. Through investigation, the teen was identified as a possible suspect and was later arrested on New Year's Eve for several counts of criminal mischief and applying graffiti. He is currently lodged at the Josephine County Juvenile Detention Center.
The department said other similar incidents have been reported around the city including one at North Middle School. Officers said those incidents have also been under investigation.
The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said this case is still under active investigation to identify the other people involved at the Seventh Day Adventist School.
If anyone has any information, the department asks that you give them a call at (541) 450-6260.