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Pullman house hit with three acts of vandalism

 

October 31, 2019



Three episodes of vandalism to an unoccupied house in northwest Pullman were alleged in an investigation report filed in superior court with formal charges against Cody J. Gludt, 20, Moscow. He has been summoned to appear in court Nov. 8 after charges were filed against him Oct. 17 by Chief Deputy Prosecutor Dan LeBeau.

Gludt is one of six suspects listed in an investigation report by Pullman Officer Ryan McNannay which was filed in court with the charges. The other five suspects are juveniles according to the report.

Gludt has been charged with residential burglary, malicious mischief and theft.

The charges all cite an alleged July 2 entry into the house, but the investigation notes the owner of the unoccupied house in January reported he discovered it had been entered since he was last in the house. McNannay visited the house with the owner at that time and inspected damage. McNannay said the owner contacted him July 2 and had surveillance video of suspects who had been in the house June 29 and July 2. The videos were recorded by a game trail camera the owner had installed in the house. Members of the Pullman Police department were able to identify Gludt and the juveniles in the video. They range in age from 14 to 17.

The report alleges a professional damage assessment estimated damages sustained to the house and furnishings totaled more than $115,866. The owner determined the value of items which were destroyed in the house at $11,800.

Damage included doors smashed down, windows broken, spray painting, a slashed water bed and a television which was apparently thrown from the second floor of the house to the main floor. A refrigerator was also reportedly thrown down to the main floor.

The theft charge against Gludt alleges he took a record player from the residence.

McNannay’s report said Gludt has admitted being in the house and subsequently returned the record player. Three of the juveniles contacted admitted they had been in house.

 
 

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