Police have identified two groups of juvenile suspects in connection with two unrelated groups of incidents in which vehicle windows were shot with BBs.
Det. Lt. David Cobb said the juveniles, all 16- and 17-year-old males, are believed to be responsible for damaging windows on 80 vehicles. In each of the incidents a gas-powered BB pistol was used. The guns used were believed to have been stolen from the Lawrence Kmart, Cobb said.
He estimated that the average replacement cost of each of the windows was about $200.
The first group of vandalisms occurred the night of Nov. 24 and involved 30 vehicles, most of them parked north of Sixth Street and west of Iowa. The second group, which involved 50 vehicles, occurred the night of Dec. 22. Those vandalisms were reported in the northwest, west, central and east sections of the city.
A 16-year-old Baldwin youth, believed to have been involved in the second group of vandalisms, was detained by police Friday, booked through the Douglas County Jail and released to the custody of his parents. No charges had been filed against the youth as of this morning.
Cobb said that once detectives have completed interviews with all the suspects they will submit written reports to the district attorney's office for review.