Police: No suspects in last week's vandalism of automobiles

Craig Police have no leads in connection with two nights of automobile vandalism last week.

Vandals shot out the windows of seven vehicles with either a BB gun or pellet rifle last Wednesday in an area north of Sixth Street and south of Tenth Street and bordered by Yampa Avenue and Ranney Street, Lt. John Forgay of the Craig Police Department said.

The night before, vandals shot some new cars at Craig Ford with a paintball gun, Forgay said. Police don't think a pattern exists.

"We don't have an ongoing problem, but we come across these things," Forgay said.

It's particularly risky to park a vehicle along Seventh Street at night, he said.

"Seventh Street has so much traffic and it's like an invitation if you have (your car) out there. Even parking it in an alley is probably better," Forgay said.

"If you leave it out there somebody might take advantage of it."

A similar area in Craig experienced a similar night of vandalism last year. Vandals broke out the windows of cars along the street and turned on its side one car parked in a driveway.

Craig police solved that crime because witnesses saw the men vandalize the cars, Forgay said.

But no witnesses have come forward in connection with last week's vandalism.

"Our patrol is out there trying to get a handle on it," Forgay said.

Rob Gebhart can be reached at 824-7031 or rgebhart@craigdaily-press.com.

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