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Damages Grow To Over $30,000 In Vandalism Spree

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  It's turning out to be a massive case of vandalism, across northwestern Minnesota. Three men are in jail, after more than 30-thousand dollars worth of windows were shot out in 2 Counties.

  19-year old Casey Sauve (So-Vee) of Red Lake Falls, along with two, 17-year old male juveniles from Red Lake Falls and Thief River Falls, now face a growing list of charges.

  The list includes felony charges of: Criminal damage to property, discharge of a firearm in school zone and a municipality, and drive by shooting.

  It's alleged the trio stole pistol pellet guns from the Thief River Walmart and then went on a drive-by shooting spree during the early morning hours of September 14th.  By the time it was over, 33-thousand dollars worth of damage was done. Windows in 3-dozen vehicles and businesses in St. Hillaire, Thief River and here in Red Lake Falls had been shot out.

  Four windows valued at 28-hundred dollars were shot at Lafayette High School.

Supt. Joel Young: "I don't know if there's any message being sent to the School District at all. But more or less… just vandalism of the school building."

  However, it was the vandal's stop here at Lafayette High School in Red Lake Falls that was their downfall. Security, video cameras caught them in the act.

Sheriff Mitch Bernstein: "The video camera got the car going by and then they did go up and they were looking at their damage, taking pictures. So, we got good video from the school."

Reporter: "And that was it for them?"

Sheriff: "And that was it for them."

  Today, as damage reports are still coming into law enforcement agencies, it's left glass repairmen with a bonanza of business.

Reporter: "So, you've been busy fixing windows?"

Man:  "Yep."

  One night of stupidity that's costing over 30-thousand dollars to repair and has left 3 young men facing a string of felony charges.


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