Vandalism in Eagle Mountain

Vandalism at a church in Eagle Mountain. 

Two suspected vandals have been identified after a mother alerted the authorities to her son's possible involvement. 

According to a press release from the Utah County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to multiple reports of vandalism on the east side of Eagle Mountain Wednesday morning. Graffiti had been spray painted on a church, a fence, a power box and a bathroom at a city park. 

A woman who saw the department's Facebook post about it called the UCSO, telling them she believed her son was involved. After speaking with the woman's juvenile son, law enforcement was able to identify another person they believe was involved in the vandalism. 

"Both boys are juveniles," the press release said. "They admitted to spray painting different areas during the day earlier this week."

The two juveniles are not believed to have been involved in the vandalism at the city park bathroom, the release says, and investigators are following up on leads for that incident. 

"The victims are grateful to the mother who did the right thing in helping her son by calling the Sheriff's Office!" the press release said.

 

Katie England covers local government, the environment and southern Utah County for the Daily Herald. She can be reached at 801-344-2599 or kengland@heraldextra.com

Katie England covers politics, county government and southern Utah County for the Daily Herald. She can be reached at 801-344-2599 or kengland@heraldextra.com.

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