CUYAHOGA FALLS — Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the person or persons who damaged several homes and vehicles with airgun pellets earlier in May, the department posted on its Facebook page on Thursday.
"We’ve recovered pellets so we are sure a pellet gun was used to shoot parked vehicles and a couple of the houses," Police Lt. Chris Norfolk said Friday.
Police say the incidents occurred over a wide area between State Road to the west and Fourth Street to the east and Phelps Avenue to the north and Grant Avenue to the south. According to police reports, three residents reported their homes were struck, including on 47th Street during the night May 8 and on Broad Boulevard during the following night. Another Broad Boulevard resident reported May 12 that someone struck his home during the previous few days.
Norfolk said four vehicles were also reported hit in the area during the same time period, with a window of at least one vehicle smashed.
Police say a vehicle suspected to be involved has been described as a midsize sedan, possibly a Hyundai Elantra, of an unknown color.
Anyone with information, including possibly video, is asked to call detectives Kevin Lohse or Dawn McIlvain at 330-971-8321. Anonymous tips on the Crime Fighter Tip Line at 330-971-8477.
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