Similar to previous incidents of vandalism, vehicle windows were again the main target of the perpetrators. However, no items were reported stolen from any of the seven damaged vehicles.
Vandalism to lone vehicles was reported in the 1300 block of Second Avenue West, the 600 block of 36th Street East and the 3000 block of Dunn Drive.
In other areas, two vehicles at a time were targeted, as was the case in the 300 block of 15th Street West and the 100 block of 11th Street West.
Despite the widely dispersed locations for the various acts, which took place all over the city, police could not determine whether the vandalism was the act of one offender or many.
“It could have been one group going around, if they were in a vehicle,” Sgt. Curtis Halcro said.
“I mean, it’s hard to say. It’s so hard to say with these types of things. But it appears to be random acts and not one specific person or party appears to have been targeted. So it just appears to be random acts of vandalism at this point in time.”
It just appears to be random acts of vandalism at this point in time. - Sgt. Curtis Halcro
All of the damaged vehicles were either parked in the street or sitting in parking lots throughout the city at the time they were vandalized.
Halcro encouraged city residents to call the police if they see strange vehicles parked on the street or suspicious behaviour of any kind.
“I think people should be more aware of strangers in your neighbourhood and people that appear to be lurking about for no good reason,” he said.
“Give us a call. We’ll drive by and check them out … better safe than sorry.”