Zionsville Times Sentinel

March 27, 2013

Video shows vandal spray painting library

By Rod Rose
Zionsville Times Sentinel

Lebanon — Video surveillance of the vandal who spray painted the Lebanon Public Library strongly resembles Sandra K. Harlan, 47, Lebanon, who was arrested Wednesday, March 20, for that and other crimes.

Among evidence police said they have compiled against Harlan is the video; and a “Dizzy Doggie” plush chew toy that was found, wrapped to a paving brick with clear package tape, at a Lebanon beauty shop.

Harlan, 1300 block of Brooke Drive, asked for a lawyer after she was arrested Wednesday morning at her home, Lebanon Police Det.-Sgt. Tony Bayles said.

“I have no idea about the possible motive,” he said.

Neither does the owner of Cuttin’ Loose hair salon, 304 S. East St., Lebanon, where the dog toy taped to a brick was thrown through a window.

Shop owner Krissy Wilson said she had no idea what would have prompted Harlan if to do damage to the shop. Wilson said the suspect had never worked there, nor had she been a customer.

The unusual projectile was discovered on the floor of the hair salon Saturday morning, when the shop was opening for the day.

“We had to order a window,” Wilson said.

An initial hearing was held Wednesday, March 20, in Boone Circuit Court, where Judge Jeffrey Edens scheduled Harlan’s trial on one felony and eight misdemeanor charges for July 8. Bond is $5,000 surety or $550 cash.

See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.