The damage on 14th and Washington is noticeable to any pedestrian. Police say a suspected car thief crashed into a utility box on
the corner. We are told the suspect then refused to get out of the car. The officer tazed the suspect, and then police say the suspect
stabbed the officer with a box cutter. Police arrested the suspect, and doctors treated and released the officer.
That is just a brief description on what happened, but who is responsible for the mess left behind. Should a judge force the suspect
to pay restitution? We have reported on many cases where the suspect is order by the court to make payments to repair the
damages. With the struggling economy and the current recession it appears more restitution penalties should be assessed to
people who are convicted damaging a property while committing a crime.