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Monday, April 27, 2009

Officials Seek Information In Rash Of Vandalisms

   Local law enforcement officials are soliciting help from the public in connection with a rash of vandalism incidents that took place during the weekend, resulting in damages to both businesses and personal property.

   Reports regarding the vandalism incidents began coming in through the Lawrenceburg Police Department shortly after 7:00 a.m. Officers were first summoned to Personal Touch Collision Center on Buffalo Road around 7:11 a.m. where Cheryl French reported had arrived that morning to find someone had shot three windows from the building “with what appeared to be some type of air gun.” Damages there were estimated at $300.

   At 7:38 a.m. officers made their way to Marston Street where a resident had discovered that a rear window had been shot from his 1996 Dodge Caravan. Owner Huron B. Speakman estimated loss at $400.

   Just before 8:00 a.m. officers made their third stop at the 209 Jackson Street home of Stacy Maldonado. Maldonado reported that a passenger window had been shot from their 1996 GMC truck, resulting in approximate damages of $150.

   At 9:30 a.m. officers found themselves dispatched to a business on the Lawrenceburg Public Square. Roy Ledbetter of Ledbetter Drug Company reported that someone had shot holes through a window and door glass at the business with what appeared to be a BB gun. Damages there were estimated to be $150.

   At 9:45 officers made their way to the opposite side of the square where Doug Salsman with Providence Hal reported that five panes of glass, valued at some $1,200, had been damaged in a like manner.

   During the last such call of the day officers met with Melissa Leigh Orton at her 870 Gaither Avenue home. Orton reported someone had shot through a bedroom window. Officers noted that a BB was still embedded in the glass. Damages, they report, totaled $250.

   Lawrenceburg Police Chief Judy Moore has asked that citizens who might have information regarding these crimes contact her department as soon as possible. You may contact detectives with the department’s Criminal Investigation Division directly by calling 762-6837.