FWPD investigating a string of car vandalism in north side neighborhood

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- Fort Wayne Police are investigating a string of vandalism cases in one north side neighborhood. According to Crestwood Colony residents, someone is using a BB gun to shoot out car windows and tail lights.

Reports filed with the Fort Wayne Police Department indicate the vandalism likely happened between the hours of 11 p.m. Monday, February 15 and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, the 16th.

Several residents went to their cars Tuesday morning and found that the vehicles’ windows and tail lights had been busted. There were also dents and other damage to the body of the vehicles.

Kelli Cox was getting ready to drop her son off at school Tuesday. She said when she closed the driver side door the back window shattered.

“I called the mechanic and took it over there,” she said. “That’s when he found all the pellet marks on the car. There were still some holes in the window where it hadn’t shattered.”

Cox said she just purchased that car less than a week ago.

“I just broke down and cried,” she said. “I was in shock. It’s a silly little thing that seems like kids would do, but it just causes so much damage and financial strain.”

Cox and several neighbors posted about the vandalism on a social networking site for neighbors in an effort to warn others about the vandalism.

Now, residents want to start up a neighborhood watch program to prevent this from happening again.

“It’s not childish pranks anymore when it causes damage,” said Cox. “It costs money and it hurts people. It gives you a sense of not being secure in your own home.”

Investigators do not have any suspects. If you have any information call crime stoppers at 260-436-STOP.

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