Vandals terrorizing lower South Hill neighborhood

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by HAYLEY GUENTHNER & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 4 at 12:15 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Neighbors living on the lower South Hill said they are fed up with vandals terrorizing them night after night.

They said their homes were getting egged and covered with graffiti in late July. They also claimed their calls for help were not getting answered.

Neighbors near 5th and Green said it had escalated to harassment.

“Every night they come walking up. We find eggs all the way here to here. Big nuisance, big pain,” said Richard Guthrie.

Records show the Guthrie family made their first police report about the malicious mischief on June 15. They said the vandalism got progressively worse every night following.

Guthrie said the suspects used to just throw eggs, but graduated to setting things like cups on fire and throwing them at homes.

Thursday night, the culprits were back again. Guthrie said he put Crime Check into his speed dial. He said he does not understand why his area is not getting emphasis patrols with all of the consistent problems.

“I don’t want to have to take care of it myself. I want to be able to rely on them,” said Guthrie.

Spokane police said the area was identified as a hot spot, but only because of crimes that are more serious. In order to become a hot spot, your neighborhood must have a spike in things like burglaries and car thefts.
 

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