Three boys were arrested Sunday morning after a store clerk reported they were painting graffiti on the wall of a Kennewick grocery store.
The clerk at the Sunmart at the corner of 10th Avenue and Washington Street reported seeing the boys painting on the south side of the Red Apple Market, according to a police news release. Kennewick police officers arrested all three after a chase.
They face charges of malicious mischief, criminal trespassing and obstructing police.
Two of the boys are 12 and the other is 14. They are related and were released to the custody of a parent.
Authorities are investigating the case and said the boys may be connected to other Tri-City tagging incidents.