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Teen girl sentenced in graffiti spree

A 15-year-old girl could have malicious mischief charges expunged if she completes terms set by a Kitsap County Superior Court Juvenile Division judge.

She was charged with one count of second-degree malicious mischief and third-degree malicious mischief each on July 16.

The girl, who was involved in the June 13 graffiti spree at a veterans’ memorial wall and Port Orchard Marina Park, received a deferred disposition by Judge Jeanette Dalton on July 18.

The judge’s terms are that the girl provides restitution to the Port of Bremerton and Leadership Kitsap, follows a court imposed curfew, 75 hours of community service, alcohol and drug counseling, family therapy and 12 months probation.

Her curfew is 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. unless given permission by parents to attend an approved and supervised function or employment at a specific location.

Dalton also sentenced the girl to spend 15 hours with port officials and local veterans to learn about the history of the port and memorial wall.

The teen has 30 days after the sentencing to write a three-page paper on the park’s history and about some of the people named on the memorial wall.

She also was banned from the park during her probation and banned from contact with her codefendants, including text messages and social media.

The girl was also banned from Cedar Heights Junior High School, where she was involved with writing graffiti on school property during the same time as the other graffiti attacks.

Port Orchard police named five teens as persons of interested in the graffiti spree. On July 2, police arrested a 17-year-old boy and another arrest is pending. The boy was charged with fourth-degree assault on March 11.

 

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