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Anderson police seeking information about recent vandalisms

Photo courtesy of Donovan Hillan 

The Anderson Police Department is asking for information about some vandalism incidents that took place in Anderson, Sunday.

Police said that on Sunday, starting at about 8:52 a.m., they began receiving calls for service in regards to multiple vandalisms in the Pinon Avenue and Bruce Street areas.

Many of the damaged vehicles were discovered by their owners. With the numerous vandalisms in one area, the officer assigned to the area began driving the neighborhood and notifying victims that had not yet discovered the damage.

There were a total of thirteen vehicles found with smashed windshields.

Police said some of the windshields appeared to have been hit with a sharp object and others possibly with a fist. Police added all the windshields were broken directly in front of the driver's seat, making most of the vehicles unsafe and illegal to drive.

Police said the vandalism was obvious in the sense that the suspect was damaging the vehicles just to be a public nuisance and not to commit a theft.

One person living in the area was able to catch the suspect on surveillance and provided a description. The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5-foot-10-inches to 6-feet tall with a large belly. The suspect was wearing a dark-colored hat, a t-shirt, long pants, and a backpack. According to the video, the vandalisms happened between 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.

The Anderson Police Department is requesting people who live in the area check their vehicles for damage and notify the police department if you have any surveillance video. If anybody has any information you are being asked to call SHASCOM at 530-245-6526 and reference and Anderson police case number 18-2168.

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