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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they arrested an 18-year-old man after he and two juvenile accomplices vandalized Pleasure Ridge Park High School.
It happened shortly after 3 a.m. Wednesday.
Police say they were called to the school, located just east of the intersection of Greenwood Road and Terry Road, on a report that three suspects had broken into school property.
When officers arrived, they spotted 18-year-old Kristopher Elder and two others on the grounds, and began chasing them. Police say the trio jumped a fence and threw a bag of spray paint on the ground.
Police lost sight of the suspects, but later spotted them hiding in the bushes in a ditch just west of the school.
Officers say one of the concession stands next to the football field had been broken into, another stand had been damaged and the door on the west side of the gymnasium was being held open by one of the suspects' sweatshirts.
Police say spray cans had been taken from the stands and were used by the suspects to vandalize school property. Officers say they also found an empty fire extinguisher on the ground next to the field, which had been taken from a JCPS school bus. According to the arrest report, Elder and his accomplices, "discharged the extinguisher and continued to walk off the bus with it."
Additionally, police say they found bottles of Colt 45, a brand of malt liquor. Elder and his accomplices allegedly admitted to drinking the beverages.
Elder has been charged with multiple counts of burglary, criminal mischief, theft, fleeing and evading police and tampering with physical evidence.
WDRB News is withholding the identities of Elder's accomplices because they are juveniles.