Iowa City Police took three juveniles into custody for allegedly committing vandalism across the community. Police say there could be more incidents and are asking people to report it if they come across it. 

On June 15, 2016 at around 9:33 p.m. police responded to the Four Oaks Juvenile Shelter for a report of a 14-year-old male, 13-year-old female and 12-year-old male who had run away. 

Around 1:34 a.m., police received a call from the Iowa Interstate Railroad, 800 Webster St., for a burglary report. Officer discovered forced entry and property damage, while also determining that an undisclosed amount of property and/or cash was stolen. 

About an hour later, officers responded to the area of the Carousel 2 Car dealership, 265 Stevens Dr., for a report of juveniles breaking items. There, officers took the three missing juveniles into custody. 

Further investigation also showed the three juveniles climbed fences to access the Durham School Services lot, 2185 S. Gilbert St., and allegedly damaged several school buses by smashing windows, deploying fire extinguishers and breaking items. The damage is estimated in excess of $1,000 but less than $10,000. 

Police believe there could be additional vandalism cases and are encouraging the public to contact Officer Robert Rooff at 319-356-5275 or email with any additional information. 

This incident remains under investigation by the Iowa City Police Department. 




Date of publication

Thursday, June 16, 2016