Eau Claire High vandalized, suspect sought

February 18, 2014 

Screen shots: Surveillence video of suspected vandal sought afte

Screen shots: Surveillence video of suspected vandal sought after breakin aty Eau Claire High School, Saturday February 15.

COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT

— Columbia Police released screen shots from surveillence video taken at Eau Claire High School early Saturday morning that police say show the suspect they’re looking for.

Police were called to the scene around 9:00 a.m. Saturday February 15. After finding the glass in the school’s front door smashed out, officers discovered more vandalism inside the school including trophy cases smashed, graffiti in the hallways, and windows broken in the office, cafeteria and classrooms. A school computer was also damaged, said, Interim Columbia Police Chief Ruben Santiago in a release.

Damage is estimated around $10,900, and indicationsshow that nothing was stolen in the break-in, police said..

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, text CRIMES (274637) and mark the beginning of the message with “TIPSC” followed by the tip information, or log onto www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and click on the red “Submit a tip” tab.

-- By Rachael Myers Lowe

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