- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a Humboldt teenager is in custody for allegedly vandalizing a church and other properties in north-central Arizona.

Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say the name of the 17-year-old boy is being withheld because he’s a juvenile.

The teen is being held on suspicion of three counts of aggravated criminal damage and five counts of criminal damage plus drug charges.

Sheriff’s officials received numerous reports of vandalism involving spray painted graffiti around the Dewey-Humboldt community last month.

Locations included a Baptist church on Highway 69, the Humboldt Elementary School, a U.S. post office, an activity center, a library and other private properties.

A deputy noticed the graffiti markings appeared similar in type, style and color and may have been done by the same person. That led authorities to the teen.


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