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Wall That Heals vandal apprehended


August 30, 2017

Saturday, Sept. 2, 3:25 p.m.:

A 13-year-old boy was apprehended in Goldendale by the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office today for defacing the Wall That Heals, a replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., presently on display in Goldendale. The vandal was tracked by lead detective Deputy Melissa Wykes, assisted by Deputy Ed Gunnyon. Details of the apprehension are being withheld because the person is a minor.

Scarring on the wall was discovered by volunteer Charlotte Flynn at about 8:30 p.m. Friday. The 13-year-old took a sharp object and put deep scratches in several places on the wall and etched names in two locations.

The vandalism marked the first time a touring Wall Tha...

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