Vandals stomped-in multiple windshields in a southwest Fort Collins neighborhood last weekend, and police investigators are seeking tips on the cases from the public.
“There was, like, a rampage,” said Hannah Benoit, whose Chevrolet Cobalt’s windshield was shattered outside her home on Bronson Street sometime early Saturday morning.
She lives with Kristina Bulik-Hocum, whose weekend plans were shattered when she went outside to see that her car, too, had a broken windshield. Bulik-Hocum said she’d planned to take family to Old Town for Martin Luther King Jr. Day events.
Seven cars were vandalized in the Silver Oaks and Village West subdivisions, all of which police say occurred early Saturday morning, according to Fort Collins Police Services.
Benoit pointed to shoe prints still visible on the dented hood of the Subaru, where it appears someone stood while kicking the windshield before stepping off. Police advise people to watch out for each other’s property and to report any suspicious activity or vandalism immediately.
Anyone who hasn’t yet reported damage to their vehicle is asked to call community service officer Angeline Allen at (970) 221-6555. Anyone with tips on the crimes is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at (970) 221-6868 orwww.stopcriminals.org, where callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.
Bulik-Hocum said this isn’t the first time their property was hit by vandals; in 2008 someone shot out the window of a truck parked outside.
In summer 2012, about 20 vehicles were hit by vandals spray-painting vehicles, including a Fort Collins patrol officer’s car. Police say they haven’t arrested any suspects in that case.