Vandals struck at Kawana Elementary School in southeast Santa Rosa early this week, breaking a window and leaving behind an extensive amount of graffiti, reported Santa Rosa police.

The vandals left a small hole in a classroom window, although what caused the hole couldn't be determined, according to a police report, said Sgt. Lisa Banayat.

Pillars and benches were vandalized with graffiti and someone removed vent hoods off the roof.

An initial damage estimate included about $250 for the stolen vents.

The vandalism occurred between 4 p.m. Monday and 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Banayat said.

Kawana School is on Moraga Drive in a residential neighborhood and is part of the Bellevue Union Elementary School District.

The Press Democrat Poll: Housing Bond

Would you support or oppose a proposed $300 million housing bond to help subsidize the construction of tens of thousands of new homes in the region, including many affordable units?

Support – 62 percent

Oppose – 31 percent

Don’t know – 7 percent

Political affiliation

Liberal Democrats – 73 percent support

Conservative Republicans – 35 percent support

Housing type

Renters – 73 percent support

Homeowners – 54 percent support


Under 45 years old – 75 percent support

Over 45 years old – 56 percent support