Police arrest suspect in string of vandalisms throughout Owensboro

Police arrest suspect in string of vandalisms throughout Owensboro

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - A man is facing charges in connection with a string of vandalisms in Owensboro.

Police say 25-year-old Jarel Thruston, of Owensboro, was arrested Friday on three counts of criminal mischief after graffiti was reported on buildings and businesses throughout Owensboro.

According to police, the 26 vandalisms happened at locations throughout Owensboro on three different nights. Thruston vandalized more than a dozen businesses, several buildings, cars and a dumpster.

Officer Boggess said the Owensboro Police Department received tips from the public which led to his arrest.

Officers said they believed Thruston is the only one responsible for the graffiti, but say they don’t know of a motive.

“There were quite a few of them that were downtown but they were actually kind of spread out," Officer Boggess said. "We had some all the way over on the east end of town, some on the west end, like I said there were quite a few downtown. But even out into the middle of town we had a couple so they were pretty spread out actually.”

Thruston is currently being held in the Daviess Co. Detention Center.

Anyone with information about the case should call police at 270-687-8888, or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 270-687-8484.

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