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Police on lookout for car vandals

Published 10:14am Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Several Ironton residents found their car windows broken this weekend, prompting the Ironton Police Department to call on the community for help in naming suspects.

Detective Joe Ross said so far three separate incidences have been reported, but he wants to contain the crimes before it escalates.

“We are investigating this and we are asking that if anyone had seen any vehicles leaving an area or people walking who had seen a car window busted out, or heard one, to contact us,” Ross said.

The three incidences were reported at the 1100 block of South Fifth Street, 1400 block of South Fourth Street and the 2500 block of South Fourth Street.

Ross said nothing was taken from any of the vehicles and it appears a pellet gun could have been used.

I’m just trying to nip this in the bud,” Ross said “Maybe someone will brag about it and somebody will call and tell us. It’s going to take someone in the public to help us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Ross and 740-237-6101.

The IPD also took reports this weekend on:

Burglary — 500 block of Spruce Street, 10:30 p.m. Oct. 25, man reported pistol taken from residence.

Criminal damaging — 400 block of Chestnut Street, 8 p.m. Oct. 26, woman reported someone threw something through the window of her house, breaking the window.

Breaking and entering — 2500 block South Fourth Street, 8:15 p.m. Oct. 27, man reported outbuilding broken into and welder and a leaf blower stolen.

Theft — Sixth and Vernon streets, noon Oct. 26, man reported he saw someone steal a weedeater off of a parked trailer.


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