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Paint-Covered Sneakers Lead Police to Vandalism Arrest

by on August 13, 2013 3:35 PM

One man is behind bars following a destructive vandalism spree at a State College apartment complex.

According to police Joshua Woods of Uniontown, Pa. trashed an unoccupied unit at Vairo Village on Vairo Boulevard. It happened sometime Saturday evening.

Patton Township Police Sergeant Sean Albright says Woods caused some $6,000 worth of damage. "There were holes in the wall, a five gallon bucket of paint; they threw it everywhere, mud, cigarettes everywhere, the kitchen cabinets were broken, says Albright.

Police say Woods was staying with a friend in the apartment next door. Investigators didn't have to look very far to find him. According to Albright, "He left his paint-covered sneakers by the welcome mat by the front door."

It appears that Woods was able to get inside the apartment through an unlocked door. Albright says Woods took the blame, "He said he did it. There was never a reason given. He said he was drinking."

A call to the apartment manager at Vairo Village was not immediately returned.

Woods is charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief. Police say they are still investigating the incident and more charges could follow.

Woods was arraigned and is now being held at the Centre County Correctional Facility on $15,000 straight bail.

Anyone with information about what happened should contact Patton Township Police at (814) 234-0273.


Steve Bauer was the Managing Editor of Steve and his wife Trina are longtime area residents. They reside in State College along with a wacky Golden Retriever named Izzy.
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