Vandals shoot out car windows in Woodland Heights area


Investigators say at least 30 vehicles were vandalized just before 10pm Sunday. Eyewitness News was there as neighbors walked outside to find their car windows shattered. Investigators said it was possibly the work of a pellet gun.

"It's $200 out of my pocket and waiting five hours to get the repairs," said resident Vivian Mikulski said, whose vehicle was vandalized.

Glass repairs were going on up and down the Woodland Heights neighborhood Monday afternoon. The main streets targeted were Euclid, Woodland, Bayland, Florence and Helen.

The constable's office is investigating.

"It's our belief it's probably juveniles that committed this act," Constable Alan Rosen said. "We believe they drove by, shot the windows out and just kept driving down the street and continued to shoot out other windows as well."

Some residents reported hearing a popping sound overnight and seeing a pickup truck speed away.

"We're looking for a white [Dodge] Dakota truck with a black camper on the back," Rosen said. "All the cars were parked in the street when this took place."

The constable's office said it would have extra security in the area Monday night, possibly including unmarked vehicles, to deter criminals.

"It's just kids trying to be malicious or trying to have fun," resident and victim Richard Brown said. "But they don't realize what it causes; the aggravation it causes people."

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