The North Platte Police Department says they have investigated numerous cases of vandalism in recent days, and they want the public’s help in identifying the suspect or suspects.
According to Investigator John Deal, NPPD received eight complaints of vehicle windows being shot out, two reports of windows being shot out of businesses and residences and three reports of mailboxes being damaged.
Deal said they believe the cases involving windows being shot out occurred during the early morning hours of June 27. He said the crimes were committed all over town, which leads investigators to believe that the suspects are traveling in a vehicle.
He said, in each case, the victims woke up to discover the damage and did not see or hear anything. Investigators believe that all of these cases are related, but they have not developed any suspects.
In another case, Deal said the department investigated three reports of mailboxes being damaged with a baseball bat or similar object in the South Willow Street, Walker and State Farm Road area. These crimes occurred in the early morning hours of June 28.
Again, Deal says no suspects have been developed and it’s unclear if the mailbox cases are related to the BB gun cases.
Deal is asking citizens to report any suspicious vehicles or persons, regardless of what time it is.
Anyone with information can report it to police anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-933-TIPS.