Police investigate series of 34 vandalism cases

BY DI STAFF | DECEMBER 07, 2010 7:20 AM

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Iowa City police are investigating a series of vandalism cases over this past weekend.

Iowa City residents reported 34 cases of criminal mischief, police said.

According to police, officers believe the vandalism occurred between Dec. 2 and Dec. 4 in the evening hours.

Police said the majority of the cases occurred during the evening hours on the West Side — in the neighborhoods near West Benton Street and Melrose Avenue.

Witnesses reported seeing a dark-colored sport utility vehicle in the area around the time glass was heard breaking.

East Side residents near Highland Avenue reported broken garage windows and damage to holiday decorations.

Police said residents reported smashed windows of cars parked outside their properties. Police believe the vandals used a baseball bat to cause the damage.

— by Nina Earnest

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