When the developer of a major new subdivision is accused of first-degree malicious mischief, it adds a bit of irony to the development’s name, The Lookout. I suppose it is fortunate it wasn’t named the Hideout!
Apparently the trees were impeding the views from his development and he may have thought that a bunch of salt around their bases might be the solution. What happened instead is that George “Ted” Schroth area, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree malicious mischief.
He is the developer of The Lookout in Chelan and Seabrook on Washington’s ocean coast. How sad that he thought that would be productive.