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Police Investigating Several Incidents of Vandalism to Vehicles

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The Athens Police Department is hoping people will come forward to help them figure out who vandalized a number of cars in Athens over the weekend.

Captain Ralph Harvey says someone is shooting at cars with a BB gun.

” Unfortunately, most of these situations .. our best information comes from individuals. Even after the fact, even weeks or longer after the fact,” said Harvey.

Police received calls as early as Sunday morning and into Tuesday morning. Harvey says seven vehicles were damaged in the city, with an estimated $2,000 in damages.

The Athens County Sheriff Department is also investigating reports of vehicle damage in county.

According to the Athens Messenger Sheriff Rodney Smith says the reports he received total more than $10,000 in damages.

The incidents could amount to felony vandalism charges and depending on the number of offenses, the charges could result to over a year in jail.

Anyone with information on the case can call Officer Andrew Spear at the Athens Police Department.