Lebanon Reporter

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December 26, 2013

Trial is next month for alleged vandal

The mysterious story following Sandra K. Harlan, 47, Lebanon, who was arrested in March for defacing several Lebanon buildings with spray paint, along with other odd actions, made the No. 9 spot in the top 10 stories of the year.

On March 20, cryptic spray-painted symbols resembling backwards letters were found on several buildings, including on two of the four massive limestone pillars at the Boone County Courthouse, and on the facade of the Lebanon Public Library. Police estimated damage between $4,500 and at least $17,500.

Harlan, 1300 block of Brooke Drive, allegedly went on her spraying spree that Friday night and Saturday morning. Video surveillance strongly resembled Harlan, who was arrested the following Wednesday.

During the overnight vandalism frenzy, Harlan also allegedly defaced statues and planters at the Key Bank building and on the walls of several downtown businesses. Along with the spray paint work, a plush dog chew toy, wrapped to a paving brick with clear package tape, was thrown through a window at Cuttin’ Loose hair salon, 304 S. East Street.

On a hunch, Lebanon Police Det.-Sgt. Tony Bayles said he went to the Lebanon Wal-mart and requested to see surveillance tapes. Camera recorded a woman purchasing spray paint and a dog chew toy. The toy found in the hair salon was identical to the one the woman bought at Wal-mart. Using the license plate number obtained from the Wal-Mart cameras, police found the vehicle at Harlan’s home on Brooke Drive.

After an initial hearing, Judge Jeffrey Edens scheduled Harlan’s trial on one felony and eight misdemeanor charges for July 8. Bond was set at $5,000 surety or $550 cash. One of the charges is a class D felony with a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a $10,000 fine; the other charges are class A misdemeanors, with sentences of up to 180 days in jail and a $10,000 fine.

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