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Vandals break windows in Minden

Staff Reports

Several reports of vandals throwing heavy objects through windows early on Friday morning are under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s spokesman, Sgt. Pat Brooks, said one of the victims heard glass breaking around 4:15 a.m. when someone threw a rock through their window.

In one instance, someone threw a rock through the back window of a county vehicle parked at 1594 Esmeralda Avenue that bounced inside and cracked the front window. Both windows had to be replaced, costing $1,000. Investigators don’t believe theft is a motive for the damage.



Brooks said deputies believe the suspects are on foot.

This is the second early morning Friday this month when serious vandalism was uncovered in Carson Valley.



On Dec. 5, vandals spray painted the concession building at Ranchos Aspen Park. All four sides of the building had been painted with red, yellow and green paint, and several light fixtures were melted or broken. An outside pane of glass on the upper level was broken. The cost to clean up the damage was estimated to be about $2,500.

The Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating these reports and asks the public for any information as to the identity of the suspect. Anyone with information is urged to contact Investigator Ted Jasperson at 782-6299.