RCPD links vehicle window damage

By The Mercury

Police are conducting an ongoing investigation into several incidents of vehicle windows being shot out by a BB or pellet gun over the weekend. Seven such incidents were reported over the weekend, making a total of 34 reports of windows shot out recently.

The seven reports filed over the weekend are as follows:

•Between 8 p.m. Nov. 4 and 7 p.m. Nov. 5, a driver’s side window was damaged in the 3000 block of Dickens Avenue for a loss of $200.

•Between 6 p.m. Nov. 4 and 7:15 a.m. Nov. 5, two vehicles owned by the same person reported both driver’s side windows damaged in the 800 block of Leavenworth. A total loss of $800 reported.

•Between 10 p.m. Nov. 4 and 6 a.m. Nov. 5, a rear car window was damaged in the 1500 block of Wreath Avenue for a reported loss of $500.

•Between 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4 and 7:30 a.m. Nov. 5, the left rear windows of a vehicle were reported damaged at 3516 Church Hill St. for a reported loss of $200.

•Between 8 p.m. Nov. 4 and 10:30 a.m. Nov. 5, the driver’s side window of a vehicle was reported damaged at 604 Kearney St. for a reported loss of $300.

•Between 1 p.m. Nov. 4 and 7 a.m. Nov. 5, a back car window was damaged at 1743 Cedar Crest Drive for a reported loss of $428.

•Between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 5, a rear driver’s side window was reported damaged at 1407 Hillcrest Drive for a reported loss of $200.

Kyle said the RCPD believes these reports are connected.

Police have received one report of juveniles in the area where one of the incidents occurred, but no arrests have been made.

Three other incidents of criminal damage to vehicles have been reported, but because of the nature of the damage - one was a damaged mirror, one was a keying of a vehicle, and one had the wires cut on the vehicle - police don’t believe they are related.

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