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March 02, 2017

Arrests Made in Laurel Ruff School Vandalism

This afternoon, detectives from the Sheriff’s Property Crimes Bureau identified two juveniles responsible for the February 22nd vandalism at Laurel Ruff School in Sacramento.  An 11-year-old male and 13-year-old male were cited for burglary and vandalism, and were released to their parents.  Their names and photos cannot be released because they are minors.  The case will be forwarded to the Sacramento County Probation Department.

At approximately 6:30 pm on February 22, 2017, Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Laurel Ruff School on Garfield Avenue regarding a disturbance involving juveniles.  Witnesses observed two Hispanic male juveniles on the roof of the school and banging on doors of the school.  The juveniles were described as being between 9-13 years of age.

The Sacramento Metro Fire Department was on-scene when deputies arrived.  They had responded to an alarm activation from the school, which was probably related to the vandalism.  The juveniles were already gone when deputies arrived.  Deputies located damages including a broken classroom window, a tampered fire extinguisher, and major damage to the pool room area.  The Sheriff's Department Property Crimes Bureau will investigate the incident.  Anybody with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Department.


Sergeant Tony Turnbull

Sheriff’s Spokesman


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