INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Capitol Police have concluded their investigation into the vandalism inside the statehouse that happened on Sunday, March, 27.
Detectives say that around 3:45 p.m., an officer had entered the Statehouse through the north doors when he heard multiple voices coming from the area of the Rotunda. As he approached the area he heard people running towards, and then out of the west door.
The officer followed them out of the building where he found four juveniles walking along Indiana Avenue just south of Michigan Street where they were detained and later released.
The group included three girls and one boy, all from Indianapolis. Detectives say they entered the Statehouse through the west door on the second level just before 2 p.m. They damaged the door to the point where they were able to open it and enter the building, which was closed to the public at the time.
They vandalized the building with graffiti and damaged several electronics. They also threw a wooden bench from the third floor Rotunda railing which shattered on the second floor. The estimated cost of the damage is over $17,000, according to police.
All four juveniles are facing multiple charges including institutional criminal mischief.
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