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Update: Video released of La Crosse “Y” vandalism

Brad Williams

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A broken window and glass spattered with paint show the evidence of a break-in at the Dahl Family Y in La Crosse

There’s no estimate yet of property damage done by an intruder at the La Crosse Family Y.

The CEO of the Family Y, Bill Soper, said a window was broken on the West Avenue side of the building either late Thursday or early Friday.

Police Ask for Assistance in YMCA Entry and Vandalism Incident

On 10/11/2019 at approximately 2:15AM the La Crosse Area Family YMCA was the victim of an entry and vandalism incident. La Crosse Police are asking for the community’s assistance in locating the suspect who is responsible for this damage.The suspect, who can be viewed in the video, is described as a younger white male, wearing a white baseball hat, blue jeans with a torn knee, white Nike tennis shoes and a maroon UW-La Crosse Alumni hooded sweatshirt.The male party entered the YMCA by breaking a window on the West Avenue or East side of the building. Upon entering the building, the individual can be seen damaging thousands of dollars in equipment, office supplies and materials.If you know the identity or whereabouts of this individual please contact the police at 608-789-5962.To remain anonymous, contact La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers at 608-784-TIPS or submit online at https://www.p3tips.com/459 You can also download the Crime Stoppers App “P3” to submit a tip via your phone.Every defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

Posted by City of La Crosse Police Department on Friday, October 11, 2019

Nearby windows were splattered with paint from the inside, furniture was tipped over, and there was damage to the main reception area and the Prime Time section of the first floor.

The Y opened three hours later than usual Friday so staffers could clean up the vandalism.

La Crosse Police asked for the community’s assistance in locating the suspect who is responsible for this damage.

The suspect, who can be viewed in the video below, is described as a younger white male, wearing a white baseball hat, blue jeans with a torn knee, white Nike tennis shoes and a maroon UW-La Crosse Alumni hooded sweatshirt.

Police ask anyone who knows the identity or whereabouts of the individual to call 608-789-5962.

To remain anonymous, people can contact La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers at 608-784-TIPS or submit online