Police Identify Suspects in Kalispell Neighborhood Vandalism

Both suspects are juvenile males and charges are pending

By Beacon Staff
Police investigate vandalism at Bethel Baptist Church in Kalispell on May 31, 2016. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

The Kalispell Police Department has identified two suspects in connection with the recent vandalism at Legends Stadium and throughout the surrounding neighborhood.

Kalispell Police Department School Resource Officers Cory Clarke and Chad Fetveit both received corroborating information from students in the high schools. The police department was also assisted through Crime Stoppers.

Authorities say both suspects are juvenile males. Because of their ages, their names will not be released at this time, police said.

Multiple buildings, including residential garages and Elrod Elementary School, and at least 21 vehicles were spray painted in the early morning hours of May 31. A church on Fourth Avenue West sustained a broken window and was spray painted along with a vehicle in the parking lot.

Legends Stadium suffered significant “tagging,” including targeted language toward Flathead High School Resource Officer Cory Clarke and one of the school’s administrators. There was also explicit language targeting the Kalispell Police Department and Flathead and Glacier high schools.

Authorities are estimating the damage exceeds $3,000.

The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending. The two suspects have no known connection to the recent vandalism at Flathead High School.

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