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Vandals Strike Several Properties

By James B. Bartle
From smashing pumpkins to putting a running hose into a vehicle, Sullivan Police are investigating a number of vandalism/property damage reports from late Saturday night into early Sunday morning.
The first incident was reported in the 600 block of Elizabeth St. where a homeowner reported to police at 10:25 p.m. that someone was tampering with his home and started up his lawn mower. When the homeowner turned on his porch light the suspect or suspects fled.
At 10:41 p.m. a resident on Ozark St., reported to Police that a red push mower had been pushed out from a home and into the roadway.
Moments later at 10:49 p.m. a resident on Grace St. reported that someone had smashed their pumpkins at their residence then rang the doorbell several times and when the homeowner turned on the porch light the suspects fled.
At 10:56 p.m. a resident on Grace St. reported that someone had placed a tree limb on top of their vehicle.
Officers were called to the 300 block on Jones St. at 11:08 p.m. after a resident reported that orange construction cones were taken from his work truck and placed in the middle of the roadway. Also taken from the work truck was copper wire.
Early Sunday morning, around 10:46 a.m. a resident in the 200 block of Ozark St.,  reported that someone had placed a garden hose in a vehicle and left the hose running. A second vehicle may have had damage to the fuel tank as well.
Sullivan Police are asking that anyone with information on suspicious activity during the evening of Saturday or early Sunday in these neighborhoods to contact Sullivan Police at 573-468-8001. All information provided will be kept confidential if requested.

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