Vandals destroy Benton County Sheriff patrol car

Vandals destroy Benton County Sheriff patrol car

Deputies say a group of vandals caused destruction to property of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office late Saturday night in Prosser.

The suspects threw about 20 large rocks over a fence at the Benton County Road Department West End Shops near North Hinzerling Road and Heck Road. One of the rocks completely smashed out the rear window of a patrol car parked behind the fence.

The unknown vandals then broke into the secured facility and caused further damage to the patrol car, breaking four windows and spray painting the word “Pigs” on the hood with white paint.

Based on additional graffiti sprayed on the patrol car, authorities believe the crime is gang-related.

The suspects also prowled three Road Department vehicles, removing three fire extinguishers from the vehicles and discharging them inside the patrol car.

Call the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at 509-628-0333 if you have any more information. Reference case number 17-04888.

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