Liquor store, Stunz Lumber in Nyssa hit in crime binge

NYSSA – Nyssa police say two juveniles have been accused of a crime spree early Sunday morning that eventually involved multiple break-ins and thousands of dollars in damage.

Police Chief Ray Rau said Monday that at about 4 a.m. Sunday, someone broke into the liquor store inside M&W Market. The burglars stole three bottles of liquor and then went a few blocks to Stunz Limber Co. Inc. There they broke several windows and stole cans of spray paint.

Rau said the burglars then tagged the Nyssa School District administration building and a bus parked.

They then stabbed the tires on a car parked on Bower Avenue and tagged it. Rau said Nyssa police, working with the Malheur County Sheriff’s Office, said police confronted two juveniles after they were found in at a Nyssa home later in the morning. Rau said the two were asleep, covered with spray paint with empty bottles of liquor scattered on the floor.

The juveniles were each charged with three counts of second-degree burglary, three counts of criminal mischief, four counts of theft and minor in possession of alcohol.

Rau said the two are on house arrest and under the jurisdiction of the Malheur County Juvenile Department.