Nearly 60 residents in two Top of Utah cities have found their car windows destroyed this week, as police try to discover if the same person or group is responsible for all the damage.
Roy police department spokeswoman Anna Bond said 40 car windows in that city have been destroyed by BB guns since Monday night. The cars were parked either on the street or in driveways.
Meanwhile, Clinton Police Lt. Dave Valentine said, during the same time period, someone shot out the windows in about 20 vehicles parked in driveways, using either a BB gun or pellet gun.
"Our investigators are working with officers in Clinton," Bond said.
Bond said the department could not be certain whether one person is responsible for the vandalism or if it is the work of different people.
She said the damage in Roy amounts to $15,000 to $20,000.
"If we could connect one person to all of them, we're at a felony level," Bond said.
Valentine said the damage in Clinton also totals several thousand dollars.
The incidents there started early Tuesday morning, when two complainants said they heard a "ruckus" around 2 a.m., Valentine said.
"But they never went out to check," Valentine said.
Police received more reports of shot-out windows early Thursday morning.
"The concern is they're creating a lot of property damage, and you've got the public who wants to put a stop to this," Valentine said. "That's a concern for us as a police department."
Police are also concerned for the safety of the victims.
"It is causing people inconvenience with a lot of storms coming up and money that doesn't need to be wasted on new windows," Bond said.
Police in both cities will keep an eye out for any more incidents while doing nightly patrols, officials said.
Valentine said the Clinton police department is offering a small reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.