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Broken car windows was work of pellet gun

March 10, 2011

WOONSOCKET — A rash of car vandalisms in several city neighborhoods over the past week has police looking for help in identifying anyone who may be responsible for the incidents.
One local resident showing up at the Police Station Tuesday evening told police he had just made arrangements to have damage to a driver’s side window of his pick-up fixed when he discovered vandals struck the vehicle again sometime between 7:20 p.m. and 9 p.m. The new damage was to a rear passenger window, the resident said. Both incidents appeared to be the result a pellet gun being fired at the windows, the Wood Avenue resident said.
Police were also investigating a string of broken car windows found on Rathbun Street running up the road into nearby Blackstone. The vandalism, believed to be the result of pellet guns being fired from both sides of a moving car, shattered the windows of approximately a dozen vehicles in the area and required the city highway department to respond to clean up broken glass from the roadway.
Other car vandalisms were reported in the Cumberland Road and Diamond Hill Road areas Tuesday evening.
Police are also investigating strings of car vandalisms that occurred along Cass Avenue Friday and Saturday evenings and along Mendon Road last during the middle of last week. Those incidents were also suspected to be the result of pellets being fired through the windows of the vehicles.
Police on Tuesday investigated a report of juveniles being seen running into a home on Rathbun Street around the time the vandalisms occurred in the area but found no connection to the vehicle damage crimes.
Police Department uniform and detective members investigating the incidents can be contacted at 766-1212 or the department’s tip line at 769-4444.

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