Another heart sculpture vandalized in downtown Spokane, suspect arrested

Another heart sculpture vandalized in downtown Spokane, suspect arrested

Spokane Police arrested and charged a man with second-degree malicious mischief Wednesday after he allegedly damaged a heart sculpture, the third sculpture to be broken this week.

Vonnelliott K. Mitchell, 28, was booked into the Spokane County Jail after witnesses provided photographs to SPD of him. Police responded to 600 block of W. Main Avenue around 12:30 p.m. on the report of a man who had broke the sculpture with a large stick.

Officers later caught up with Mitchell, who had switched clothes but was still carrying the stick. He did not cooperate with officers and was charged with obstructing officers and resisting arrest, as well.

Mitchell was also charged possession of a controlled substance.

Two other heart sculptures were damaged overnight Monday in downtown. The hearts are part of the Ronald McDonald House Charities ‘Give Love Public Art Project.’ They were to be auctioned off at a gala in March.

No arrests have been made yet for the vandalism of those hearts, but an investigation is ongoing.

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