HPD makes arrest following vandalized patrol vehicles

HPD makes arrest following vandalized patrol vehicles
"IN SATAN WE TRUST" written on a Harrisonburg police vehicle. Photo provided by the Harrisonburg Police Department. (Source: HPD)

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WVIR) - A Harrisonburg man is accused of vandalizing several police patrol cars in the city with a red marker.

Police say an officer discovered the vandalism around 9 p.m. Sunday, February 9.

"IN SATAN WE TRUST" written on a Harrisonburg police vehicle. Photo provided by the Harrisonburg Police Department.
"IN SATAN WE TRUST" written on a Harrisonburg police vehicle. Photo provided by the Harrisonburg Police Department. (Source: HPD)

Investigators reviewed surveillance footage, and arrested 45-year-old Christopher Parlette. He's charged with felony property damage.

Parlette is being held without bond at Rockingham County Regional Jail.

The Harrisonburg Police Department asks that anyone with information related to this incident to call (540) 434-4436. Anonymous tips related to this incident or any crime can be sent to Crime Solvers at (540) 574-5050 or by texting “HPD” plus their tip to CRIMES (274637).

02/10/2020 Release from the Harrisonburg Police Department:

On Sunday evening, February 9, at approximately 9:00 p.m., an Officer with the Harrisonburg Police Department observed his patrol vehicle had been vandalized with a red marker while it had been briefly parked behind the police department. Shortly after the discovery, it was found that multiple police vehicles had similar marks on them.

After further investigation and review of video surveillance footage, a suspect was identified and arrested shortly after. Christopher Parlette, 45, of Harrisonburg, was charged with one count of felony property damage. Parlette is being held without bond at the Rockingham County Regional Jail.

The Harrisonburg Police Department asks that anyone with further information related to this incident please contact (540) 434-4436. Anonymous tips related to this incident or any crime can be sent to Crime Solvers at (540) 574-5050 or by texting “HPD” plus their tip to CRIMES (274637).

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