The latest was discovered Wednesday morning. The front windows in the youth center run by a Carroll church were shattered. Carroll Police Chief Brad Burke says his department has fielded 25 calls about damage to windows and vehicles since July 23.
“It’s pretty random. Daylight hours and nighttime hours, we’re getting calls about both. We can’t pin down a specific time or day of the week that it’s occurring. It’s pretty random at this point,” Burke says. “It’s random around town, too. There’s no set location or targets.”
The damage to the windows appears to be caused by a BB gun according to the police chief.
“We have offered a reward on our Facebook page for any information leading to the arrest or conviction of somebody, so we just want someone to come forward if they do know something, give us a call,” Burke says. “We’ll look into it and see if we can get these stopped.”
The latest bout of vandalism struck in a strip mall near a Hy-Vee in Carroll. Ryan Gallegos, lead pastor at Central Church in Carroll, has offered a $1000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the vandal who damaged the windows at the church’s youth center.
“Somebody knows something and I want it to stop,” he says. “It’s not fair to businesses or individuals because this stuff costs us money.”
Vandalism was also discovered at a vacant building in Carroll on Tuesday morning.
(Reporting by Chanelle, Grove, KCIM, Carroll)