Students fess up to track vandalism

Two high school students have been arrested following weekend vandalism to the new Bainbridge High School track, according to the Bainbridge Island Police Department.

A 16-year-old Bainbridge student came forward to police today and said he was involved with the vandalism, in which the suspects dragged a piece of machinery behind a motorized cart, causing about $20,000 in damages to the track.

With the 16-year-old’s information, police then interviewed a 15-year-old Bainbridge High School student, who was allegedly found to be riding aboard the cart during the vandalism.

Police learned the driver of the cart was allegedly a 16-year-old North Kitsap High School student.

Officers took the NK student and the 15-year-old Bainbridge student to the Kitsap County Juvenile Detention Center on suspicion of first-degree malicious mischief. They allowed the 16-year-old who reported the vandalism to go home with his parents, pending his own possible charges.

Police are still asking anyone with information about the vandalism to call (206) 842-5211.