2 WSU football players, 1 soccer player arrested for vandalism on Pullman’s College Hill
PULLMAN, Wash. — Three Washington State University student athletes were arrested Saturday night on felony vandalism charges.
Pullman Police Commander Chris Tennant confirms the case began early Saturday morning when someone called 911 to report people were jumping on cars at the Cougar Ridge Apartments on College Hill.
The vandals had driven away but the caller was following them.
A Whitman County Sheriff’s deputy pulled the suspects over on N. Grand Avenue. Pullman police then responded and arrested 21-year-old Christian Haangana, 19-year-old Fa’avae Fa’avae and 20-year-old Makamae Gormera-Stevens.
The students were arrested on suspicion of felony 2nd degree malicious mischief because the damage to the cars exceeded $750. They all denied involvement and were and released on their own recognizance.
According to Pullman Radio, the hoods of a Mercedes sport utility vehicle and a sedan were dented. The Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office will now make charging decisions.
Haangana is a redshirt junior offensive lineman who appeared in every game for the Cougars last season playing mostly on special teams. Fa’avae Fa’avae is a redshirt sophomore linebacker who played in ten games for the Cougs last fall.
Gomera-Stevens is a sophomore on the Cougar soccer team. KXLY4 has reached out to WSU Athletics for comment.
Pullman Police were unable to find a motive for the alleged vandalism and did not indicate whether alcohol was involved.
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