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Suspect sought in vandalism

Police are looking for vandals who damaged windows on campus and several other locations across Tyler.

Campus Safety Chief Randy Melton said they received two reports of vehicles having windows shot out on Baxter Street near Sledge Hall on Sunday, April 20.

He said the vehicles appeared to have been shot with a BB or pellet.

“The vehicles belonged to football players,” said Melton. “Since the offense occurred on the street, the matter was referred to the Tyler Police Department.”

Tyler Police officers are also investigating several other incidents similar to the one on the Tyler Junior College campus.

Tyler Police Public Information Officer Don Martin said a report was also filed on April 20 that a new vehicle had its window shot out in the 1200 block of Golden Road.

Martin said similar reports were filed from the Southeast side of the city April 21 and 22. Windows were reported shot out at the China Express on Troup Highway, two offices on Sybil Lane, and the United Way Offices on Southpark Drive.

Martin said damage is estimated to be in the thousands of dollars.

Tyler Crimestoppers is offering up to $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call Tyler Police at (903) 531-1000 or Crimestoppers at (903) 597-CUFF.

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