BB gun suspected in window vandalism spree in Port Angeles
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Plywood panels cover portions of the former Price Ford Lincoln showroom on East Front Street in Port Angeles after the windows were shot out midday Friday. -- Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Police think a BB gun might have been used when windows were shot out of businesses, bus shelters and vehicles last week.

City police have gathered no new information on the vandalism and have received no new reports of windows being shot out, Officer Brian Stamon said Saturday.

No shell casings or bullets have been found at any of the scenes, Stamon said, and after examining the damage, police think the vandal or vandals may have used a BB gun.

“At this point, it’s looking like a BB gun,” Stamon said, “but we don’t have any leads on suspects.”

Stamon said investigators are reviewing surveillance video from businesses and banks near where the windows were shot out in an attempt to glean information on those responsible.

“I don’t know how far we’ve got on that yet,” Stamon said.

Police were told at about 11:45 a.m. Friday that two large plate-glass windows at 1527 E. Front St., the former Price Ford Lincoln location, had been shot out, Sgt. Barb McFall said Friday.

Within minutes, police received another report of windows having been shot out at the Tempest Building, the former Aggie’s Motel, at 535 E. First St., McFall said.

Subsequent investigation found that three bus shelters also were shot out — two in Port Angeles and a third in an unincorporated jurisdiction across from the Walmart at 3411 E. Kolonels Way, Fall said.

Windows in two vehicles — one near 1616 E. Lauridsen Blvd. and another in the 500 block of East Fifth Street — also were vandalized, she said.

Windows at Price Ford Lincoln’s new location at 3311 E. U.S. Highway 101 were shot out the week before, McFall said.

No injuries were reported, Stamon said.

Investigators think the windows most likely were shot out by the same individual or group of individuals, Stamon said, and that they were probably in one vehicle.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Port Angeles Police Department at 360-452-4545. Dial 9-1-1 if a crime is in progress.

Last modified: November 17. 2012 5:47PM
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