Police: 30 vehicle windows shot in Winston-Salem
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police are investigating after 30 vehicles were damaged by a BB or pellet gun over the past 24 hours, in two different Piedmont counties.
19 occurred just this weekend in Winston-Salem.
Authorities said the incidents happened between 4 p.m. Sunday and 5:30 a.m. Monday. The incidents were reported on Lockland Avenue, Martin Street, Hoyt Street, Jonestown Road, Clover Street, Rosewood Avenue, Old Vineyard Road, Seaman Street, Glen Eagles Drive, Country Club Road, Wynbrook Court and Westview Drive.
Detectives in Davie County say the same thing happened to 9 cars in the Oak Valley area this weekend as well.
Police said some of the reports included more than one damaged window.
Rebecca Southard says it happened to her car Saturday night on Hoyt Street in Winston-Salem.
“I’m upset, I am disheartened that there are punks running around the neighborhood just causing damage to unwilling subjects just for the fun of it. It’s not nice karma is going to come back and get them one way or the other,” said Southard.
Authorities said that some of the vehicles were occupied at the time. The incidents on Country Club Road and Jonestown Road involved occupied vehicles, police said.
Three vehicle windows were reported to be damaged in the 200 block of Glen Eagles Drive and two damaged on Seaman Street and Westview Drive.
Officials said that officers investigated reports of nine vehicles being damaged in similar ways at the Hanes Mall parking lot at 100 Hanes Mall Blvd. on Feb. 8.
Authorities said they are not sure if the perpetrator is the same in all the cases. Police said they do not currently have any suspects.
Davie County Sheriff Andy Stokes said a similar situation was reported in the Kinderton/Bermuda Run/ Advance area on Friday and Saturday nights.
Stokes said his department is investigating nine reports of car windows being shot out by what appears to be a BB gun.
Stokes said he is unsure if the incidences in Davie County and Winston-Salem are related, but he says they, “sure are similar.”
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information can call Crimestoppers at 727-2800.