Police continue to investigate BB gun vandalism
Belfast — Police are continuing to investigate reports of vandalism in Belfast that involved someone shooting out the windows of vehicle, buildings and businesses.
Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham said Thursday, Jan. 9, that police have had some names provided to them as to possible suspects in the vandalism case, and that the department is waiting on surveillance video from a downtown business that may have caught some of the vandalism on camera.
In total, Cunningham said 16 vehicles and buildings were vandalized after someone fired a BB gun at the windows. Cunningham estimated the vandalism resulted in thousands of dollars worth of damage being done to public and private property.
The vandals damaged vehicles parked on Front Street, High Street, in the Washington Street municipal lot and at Waterfall Arts, according to previously published reports. Damage was also done to the Harbormaster's office and the Weathervane Restaurant.
Cunningham said the department was able to establish a timeline and determine that the vandalism possibly occurred between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Dec. 31.
After the vandalism was reported, Officer Eric Kelley investigated and determined the BB gun was fired from a vehicle, possibly a truck, due to the angle of the shots.
Cunningham said if anyone would like to come forward and admit to the vandalism, now is the time to do so.
The department can be contacted through police dispatch at 338-2040.