Police pursuing vandals following City incidents
Churches, cars, mobile home targeted
ST. ALBANS CITY –– Police here need the public’s help in efforts to find out who committed what the chief calls “mindless and random” acts of vandalism last weekend.
Sometime overnight between June 18 and 19, vandals used a BB gun to shoot out windows in seven motor vehicles parked on Bishop, Upper Newton and Upper Welden streets.
The vandals also smashed and shot out: 12 windows at the Congregational Church on Church Street (the home for a childcare center), three windows at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, one window at Franklin Superior Court, and five windows at a mobile home on Nason Street.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating at least two similar incidents of broken windows in St. Albans Town.
The incidents likely occurred sometime between 1 and 5 a.m. last Saturday. They are related, police said. There were no injuries.
Police have not made any arrests and have no specific leads. Witnesses said they saw taillights and heard a car in the area when the crimes occurred, but no one has provided a vehicle description.
“This was destructive for the sake of being destructive,” Taylor said.
Additionally, police responded to a burglary at 78 Congress St. Taylor said someone forced entry into one of three apartments in the building and stole two video game consoles, a laptop computer, and $50 in change.
The tenant discovered the missing items when he returned home from work.
City police are asking the public to call their Lower Welden Street station at 524-2166 if they see anything suspicious or have more information.