Vandals strike second weekend in a row

A vandalism spree which started last weekend continued Friday night, and officials are asking the public to keep their eyes and ears open to report suspicious activity.

The sheriff's office received more than 35 complaints from residents last weekend after eggs were splattered on homes and vehicles, mailboxes were run over, vehicle windows were shattered and tires slashed, causing thousands of dollars in damage.

Vandals Friday night tagged cars, a delivery truck, walls, trash cans, a motorhome and houses with graffiti, Sheriff Ken Furlong said Saturday.

"I need eyeballs on this stuff," Furlong said. "This is killing us because we've had no disturbance calls from anyone. How do you do this much damage without anyone hearing a thing?"

Furlong said he was out patrolling until after 3:30 a.m. Saturday, but the town was dead quiet.

"I'm confident that whoever is doing this is taking advantage of people in the dead of sleep between 3-6 a.m. I think it could be two different groups, because this weekend, they left their monikers," he said.

Neighborhoods where the crimes occurred last weekend were Crane Street, Goni Road, Sherman and Airport roads, near the Empire Golf Course and in the Riverview area.

Friday night and Saturday morning reports came from Kelvin Road, Cachet Court, North Stewart Street, North Division Street, East Park Street, Fairview Drive and Roop Street.

"Right now, we have nothing to go on and there have been very few tips," Furlong said.


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