Teen arrested on charges of graffiti, threat against life; officers looking for more victims

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St. George Police Action

ST. GEORGE – Officers are searching for more victims after arresting an 18-year-old St. George teen last night in the parking lot of the Adventure World Academy, 348 N. Bluff.

Capt. James Van Fleet said an employee at Adventure World called police saying a woman was in the parking lot spray-painting vehicles and buildings. When the employee approached the woman, the woman allegedly threatened the life of the employee.

When officers arrived, the woman allegedly admitted to breaking into an unlocked vehicle and stealing the spray paint, Van Fleet said. The officer’s report stated that the woman took officers to the different locations and showed officers the buildings and vehicles that had been tagged. Officers believe there may be others who had property spray-painted in the Bluff Street area and are asking them to call police.

The officers reported that they have had several dealings with the teen in the past, including earlier that night, and that she had been trespassed from other businesses.

Van Fleet said the teen was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center where she was cleared for transport to Purgatory. The officer’s initial investigation did not determine that drugs or alcohol were involved, Van Fleet said.

The woman was charged with threat against life, theft, burglary and graffiti, and is believed to have caused at least $2,500 in damage so far.

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