SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (WBAY) – Sheboygan Police believe three 13-year-old boys are responsible for vandalism this week to the Cargill Malt warehouse — after one of them may have tried to strike again.
The vandals hit doors, windows, vehicles, and other products in the warehouse at 704 S. 15th St. The damage was discovered Monday morning by employees arriving for work.
Police say cost of the damage is in the tens of thousands of dollars.
Wednesday night just before 9:30, police responded to an alarm at the warehouse and found someone gained access to the building by breaking a window. The inside of the warehouse was damaged again.
Someone was seen fleeing, but they disappeared behind the main factory.
Numerous officer responded, and eventually, after an hours-long search of the large complex, found a 13-year-old boy hiding.
The boy was acting alone Wednesday night, they say, but police eventually identified two other boys involved in Sunday night’s vandalism. Police are referring the case to the district attorney’s office for charges of burglary and damage to property.
No cost estimate is available yet for Wednesday night’s vandalism.