Police investigating several incidents of vandalism
The Rugby Police Department is investigating a string of vandalism that occurred in the city over the weekend of (Oct. 2-4).
The extent of the vandalism included a parked car along 2nd Ave. S.W. that had four deflated tires and the gas tank cover cover. Police officer Cody Thomas on patrol discovered the vehicle in that condition. The valve stem caps had been removed and the tired intentionally deflated. The owner was contacted.
There were also reports of two mailboxes vandalized with damage estimated at $100. Garbage can lids from the Centre Cinema were also crushed in the alley behind the theater. There were several pumpkins smashed in the ‘pumpkin patch’ along 6th St. S.E and 3rd Ave. S.E. There were also smashed pumpkins in the streets.
Police Chief Luis Coca said these individuals responsible may think its harmless pranks, however, it’s criminal mischief and vandalism.
These criminal acts will not be tolerated and individuals found to be responsible will be prosecuted. If anyone has any information on these crimes or any other crimes, are encouraged to contact the Rugby Police Department.
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