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Police investigate vandalism at Woodland schools

Woodland police are seeking the people responsible for recent vandalism at two schools, one of which was targeted twice in three days.

Officers were dispatched at 3:40 a.m. Saturday to Whitehead Elementary School, 624 W. Southwood Drive, for an audible alarm. When they arrived, they met with a school district facilities representative and discovered that someone had used a rock to break a window next to a classroom door. The intruder ransacked the classroom, knocking over several desks and damaging a number of computers, according to a Police Department news release.

Two days later, at 10:47 p.m. Monday, officers again responded to the school when an alarm was activated. They found that someone had entered the same classroom, after removing plywood used to cover the previously shattered window then opening the door. Police said the vandals broke three additional windows and again knocked over desks and computers.

Damage to the windows exceeded $1,000 and the damage to the computers had not been determined, police reported.

At 2:29 a.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to Lee Middle School, 520 West St., regarding burglary and vandalism. Windows to the physical education offices had been broken out, and the offices had been ransacked and vandalized. Damage was estimated at more than $2,000.

Video surveillance footage at the middle school showed three vandals, police said. They were described as a female and two males wearing dark clothing and covering their faces.

Anyone with information regarding the incidents can call the Woodland Police Department at (530) 661-7800.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.