Do you know these punks? Turn them in and get $1,000 ‚Ä¶
Parkrose High School principal Roy Reynolds says he’s pretty sure these two fellows aren’t students. He is sure that their midnight target-practice session cost the school thousands of dollars.
UPDATE: On Thursday, August 31 at 12:35 p.m, Portland Police East Precinct detectives arrested 15-year-old Aaron Kinsey on one count of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree in connection with the August 11 vandalism at Parkrose High School. Kinsey was taken into custody in the 4500 block of NE 111th Ave. and was lodged into the Multnomah County Juvenile Detention Center.
Story by David F. Ashton
Many positive things have happened since Roy Reynolds came to Parkrose High School a couple of years ago: Grades are up, attendance is better, vandalism is way down.
Reynolds gives the credit to the staff and great students who “come here to learn. This includes learning to really care about the school.”
Talking about the new school year about to start, Reynolds looks confident and enthusiastic as he tells us how the staff is getting ready for another great year at the home of the Broncos.
“But, I’ve got to tell you, David,” Reynolds says, with a serious expression, “Walking around, seeing the damage these guys did, it’s a bummer.”
On August 11 at 2:16 a.m., Portland Police discovered windows of the high school, along with several outbuildings, were vandalized.
The school’s surveillance cameras recorded the suspects shooting at the windows with an unknown type weapon, possibly a BB gun or .22cal handgun, throwing rocks and eventually throwing a log through the window. The suspects were caught on tape “celebrating” and laughing as they committed over $5,000 damage to the school.
Police describe “Suspect #1” is described as black male teenager wearing a black “skull cap”, a white long sleeve hoodie sweatshirt under a black t-shirt, baggy jean shorts, and white tennis shoes with dark laces.
They say “Suspect #2” is described as a white or Hispanic teenager, wearing a dark colored hoodie sweatshirt, dark baggy shorts, and dark tennis shoes.
Drain on school resources
“This damage just diverts resources away from programs that benefit our students,” Reynolds tells us, “into needlessly replacing windows We’ve carefully looked at the photos, and, at this time, we don’t believe either one of these guys are Parkrose students.”
Finger the punks, get a grand
Got information? Give Detective Scott Pitton, Portland Police Bureau at (503) 823-4802.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you remain anonymous.
Call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-HELP (4357). The Case number is “06-26 HIGH SCHOOL VANDALISM”.
¬© 2006 David F. Ashton ~ East PDX News