Duquesne police investigate weekend vandalism spree
Duquesne police are investigating a weekend vandalism spree that resulted in broken windows on at least 20 vehicles.
The cars were parked on streets in the city's Second Ward.
Police Chief Richard Adams said police were canvassing streets in the neighborhood, including Peter Street, Kennedy Avenue and Goldstrohm Lane. He said vehicles on 10-12 streets were affected.
Peter Street resident Richard Janusek said the windows of two cars he had parked in front of his house were broken late on Sunday.
“I don't know what to do,” said Janusek, noting vandals broke the window of one of those same cars two weeks ago.
Janusek said, in the first instance, a vandal ran across the hood of his red Hyundai and kicked in the windshield.
In the recent incident, the back window of his car was broken and the windshield of his wife's green Chevrolet was splintered.
“It's getting old,” said Janusek, who estimates the costs of all of the repairs will total about $600.
Police believe a brick may have been used to break the windows late on Saturday or early on Sunday morning.
“We don't have any eyewitnesses,” Adams said.
He said police are looking at images from surveillance cameras for leads. “It looks like they went from one street to the next, just damaging these vehicles.”
The chief said vandals may have been traveling on foot.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 412-469-3772.
Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or email@example.com.
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