Owensboro Police Investigating Multiple Incidents of Property Damage
A Monday night wave of vandalism in Owensboro has resulted in damage to multiple homes, at least one vehicle, and several businesses.
MULTIPLE OWENSBORO BUSINESSES AND HOMES DAMAGED
The Owensboro Police Department issued the following statement about the incident:
Beginning at 8:30 PM on November 28, 2022, officers began receiving reports of damage caused to windows at multiple businesses and residences. The damage is consistent with being struck with a projectile from a bb or pellet gun. At this time, there have been approximately a dozen reports with the combined damage expected be thousands of dollars. The majority of these reports occurred in the downtown area of Owensboro. The OPD Criminal Investigation's Division is currently investigating these crimes and believe that they were all related.
Due to the double-paned design of the windows at the Owensboro Convention Center, the projectiles only damaged the outer windows. No glass got into the building. It's the same story for the Family Dollar (on the left), but that's just a single pane.
Thankfully, no one there was injured. I did speak to the store's manager who was present Monday evening, at the time of the incident, but she saw nothing and heard what she thought was a car driving over a water bottle.
THE LOCATION OF THE REPORTED PROPERTY DAMAGE IN OWENSBORO
With one exception, the property damage occurred in the downtown area. In addition to the Family Dollar, the following homes and businesses were hit:
3212 Highway 54 (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
200 block of East 2nd Street (Vehicle)
2400 block of West 2nd Street (Residence)
300 Breckenridge Street (Bradford Auto Sales)
720 East 2nd Street (Kentucky Mirror and Plate Glass)
414 West 2nd Street (Convention Center Parking Garage)
501 West 2nd Street (Owensboro Convention Center)
1400 block of West 4th Street (Residence)
418 West 3rd Street (Rehabilitation & Performance Institute)
425 West 4th Street (Gipe Auto Color)
Owensboro police point out that this is the list SO FAR; more reports could surface. The OPD has also released images of of a vehicle believed to be involved in the spree:
Anyone with information about the incidents may call the OPD at 270-687-8888. You may also leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 270-687-8484.