Mercer Island Police are looking for new clues after vandals broke into the old Mercer Island Boys and Girls Club (MIBGC) on Sept. 17 and caused thousands of dollars in damage.
According to police, two suspects broke into the locked gym and emptied five fire extinguishers in the gym area, offices and other areas of the club. The residue from the extinguishers completely covered the gym floor.
Police say they were able to identify two footprints made by sneakers, possibly by a pair of Vans brand shoes.
MIBGC Athletic Director Becky Shaddle told police she believed the vandals entered through a front window, while police discovered a water hose tied off from the club's roof and an open roof access door as an entry or escape route.
Each of the fire extinguishers are valued at $400, according to a police report.
A staff member told police that he had chased children out of the club in the past but saw no sign of the vandals when he found the damage at 9 a.m. on Monday.
The former home of the MIBGC, located at 2825 West Mercer Way, is still used by the club and hosts several youth sports events throughout the year, such as the fall youth basketball league.
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