More than 50 vehicles vandalized in South County, police say

kleslie@thetribunenews.comDecember 1, 2013 

UPDATE Monday, 4:55 p.m.: Grover Beach police detectives were following several leads Monday related to dozens of reports of vandalism over the weekend.

Police said they received reports from 47 individuals about damage to their vehicle windows, according to a news release. One house was also vandalized.

The damage wasn’t contained within Grover Beach — similar reports of broken vehicle windows came in from residents of Arroyo Grande and Oceano as well.

Original story: Police are looking for information about the vandalization of more than 50 cars in Grover Beach and Arroyo Grande on Saturday night.

According to Sgt. Stephen Ball of the Grover Beach Police Department, someone broke the windows on about 50 cars throughout the city.

“We’ve been taking report after report after report,” Ball said Sunday afternoon. “A lot of people have been calling in on this.”

The windows appear to have been broken with a BB gun or pellet gun, he said.

The vandalism was not confined to one area in Grover Beach, Ball said, and instead spanned the entire city.

In Arroyo Grande, seven cars were similarly vandalized, according to the Arroyo Grande Police Department, though those were confined to an area along the border with Grover Beach.

Damage is estimated to be at least $5,700 total, but may be more, Ball said.

The Grover Beach Police Department is asking anyone with information on who may have damaged the cars to call 473-4511.

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