APD Sgt. Brice Woolly said there have been about 17 reported victims so far. The alleged vandals have caused hundreds of dollars in property damage by shooting at homes and vehicles with what is believed to be a BB gun.
The incidents appear to have happened in the northeast and northwest neighborhoods near Turner, Freeman, Wandering Way and Hidden Path.
“Those areas were hit hard,” Woolly said. “We are trying to get video from some places around the area to see if we can at least get a description of the vehicle, as the subjects are most likely driving around.”
Those affected have reported windows being shot out of their vehicles. For those with full coverage insurance, this may be covered.
“Always call your insurance company first,” said Brent Owens, shop manager at Solley’s Collision Center.
Owens said depending on the vehicle and what glass replacement is needed, repairs can sometimes be made the next day. In some cases, though, items may have to be special-ordered.
“Some may have glass coverage on their policy,” Owens said. Even if you only have liability, Owens said it’s worth it to go by and get an estimate.
“I try to help folks when I can,” Owens said.
If anyone affected is in a bind, Owens said he may be able to help. Whether affected by this instance of apparent vandalism or otherwise, Owens said he is happy to help walk customers through the process of getting an estimate and insurance payout on needed repairs.