35 Vehicles Damaged In DeForest Vandalism Spree
More than 35 cars were damaged in DeForest early Tuesday morning, and police have arrested three teens in connection with the vandalism spree.
Police said officers made contact with the teens just after 2 a.m. Tuesday on Acker Parkway. One of the three had fresh cuts to his hands and was bleeding, according to police.
Police said another officer saw another person, 18-year-old Conrad Rauwolf, several hundred feet away hiding behind a nearby vehicle. Police found that a tire on the car was losing air after it was recently slashed. Rauwolf denied any connection to the vandalism. He was cited for criminal damage to property and was released, according to police.
Soon after, police said reports started coming in of damaged vehicles with their tires being slashed, and paint on the cars being gouged. Other damage included smashed mailboxes and an American flag, according to police.
DeForest police later arrested Rauwolf again, along with Mitchell Spurgat, 18, and Robert Downs, 19. All three were charged with nearly three dozen counts of felony Criminal Damage to Property.
Police said Spurgat admitted to cutting his hands while slicing tires with the recovered knife.