The Great Bend Police Department reports that juveniles who caused more than $3,000 in property damage last week have been identified.
Between Wednesday, May 8, and Friday, May 10, the GBPD received 12 reports of damage to homes and vehicles, which was believed to be caused by BB guns. Through investigating these reports, it was discovered that juvenile suspects were driving around the Great Bend area shooting BB guns and damaging property. Police officers and detectives began talking to victims and witnesses and then began viewing video surveillance in areas of interest and at local businesses.
The GBPD Daily Incident Log shows a suspect vehicle was located at 10 a.m. Friday in the 2400 block of 21 St.
According to a statement issued Monday morning, multiple juvenile suspects were identified and a search warrant of a suspect’s vehicle was executed on Friday. BB guns, CO2 cartridges, BBs and other items were found and seized as evidence.
In addition to criminal damage to property reports listed last week in the Great Bend Tribune, police received reports of criminal damage to property Friday at 301 Maple St., 216 Hubbard St. and 402 Frey St. Someone damaged the windows on vehicles at 2214 Jackson St., 436 Cedar St. and 1401 Williams St. There was also damage to a front door window at 2203 26th St.
Cases have been sent to the Barton County Attorney’s office for a charging decision. Anyone with any information about these crimes or any other crime is urged to contact the Great Bend Police Department, 620-793-4120, or Crime Stoppers at 620-792-1300.