Vermillion police investigate vandalism

Vermillion police investigate vandalism The Vermillion Police Department is seeking any information from the public that may assist in their investigations of a series of vandalisms that occurred early Saturday morning. The Vermillion Police were called to a string of vandalisms involving the breaking out of the rear window of vehicles in the southeast section of the city. USD Public Safety also reported a series of broken vehicle windows on campus that may be related. The incidents in the city occurred between 2 and 4 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. The damage was caused by an unknown person throwing large rocks through the rear windows of the vehicles as they were parked and unattended. During the investigation, officers located residents who heard suspicious noises and people talking that may have been related to the incidents. According to Police Chief Art Mabry, "Unfortunately, the police weren't called at the time which could have been beneficial in apprehending the suspects." Mabry stated, "Citizens shouldn't hesitate to call the police when they hear or observe suspicious activity. The police can't be everywhere and we depend on the community to partner with us to maintain the quality of life we have come to expect in Vermillion." Anyone who may have witnessed or has any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Vermillion Police Department at 677-7070.

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