LANCASTER – Windows on cars, trucks, a motor home, and two businesses were shot out and shattered with a pellet gun this past weekend in an east Lancaster vandalism spree.
Lancaster Sheriff’s Station detectives are investigating at least 30 cases of vandalism that occurred between 11 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22 and 10 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 23.
The majority of the cases happened between Avenues J and K, from about 20th to 30th Street East, according to sheriff’s officials.
Two businesses, one located on the 44700 block of Beech Avenue and the second located on the 44400 block of 20th Street East, also had windows to their buildings shattered.
On one residential street, near Chagal Ave and Emile Zola Street, the windows were blown out of three vehicles.
“It’s gonna cost me at least a $500 deductible to get this squared away,” said Andrew Kovach, who woke up Sunday morning to find the back windshield shattered on his white SUV that was parked in his driveway. “It’s just not right to destroy other people’s stuff.”
“You’re cowards! Doing this to people who are seniors around here, trying to buy their homes, trying to make a decent living,” Felix Esteva said, when asked what he would say to the person who shot out the windows of his silver truck.
No suspect(s) have been identified, and there were no witnesses to the acts of vandalism, officials said.
Anyone with information about these incidents is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s, Lancaster Station’s Detective Bureau at 661-948-8466.
To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477)or visit http://lacrimestoppers.org.