Residents In Multiple ELB Neighborhoods Had Their Car Windows Broken, Seemingly Shot Out (Possibly With A BB Or Pellet Gun) By Vandal(s) Overnight (Dec. 20-21) is reader and advertiser supported. Support independent news in LB similar to the way people support NPR and PBS stations. We're not non-profit so it's not tax deductible but $49.95 (less than an annual dollar a week) helps keep us online.
(Dec. 21, 2017, 6:35 p.m.) -- Residents in multiple ELB neighborhoods in parts of LB's 4th and 5th Council districts say parked vehicles belonging to them or to their neighbors had their windows broken, seemingly shot-out (possibly by a BB gun or a pellet gun, undetermined for now) by a vandal(s) in the overnight hours of Dec. 20-21.

Residents on social networks including report these crimes occurred in areas including Pageantry/Palo Verde, Knoxville/Spring and Knoxville/Nipomo (areas NE of ELB Plaza), San Vicente/Deborah and/or San Vicente/Walton (east of Los Coyotes, north of Willow), Keynote/Monogram (east of Los Coyotes/north of Wardlow), Radnor Ave. (somewhere between Monlaco and Hanbury), San Vicente/Stearns (eastern Los Altos), Lakewood Blvd./Traffic Circle and Arbor/Woodruff (latter may be in adjoining Lakewood.)

A resident of the Artcraft Manor neighborhood wrote on NextDoor: "I woke up this morning to see that my car was shot at. At first I thought someone had tried to break into my car to steal it or something inside but after talking to the window repair man and further looking into it I believe it was shot at sometime last night or early morning. It was parked on Lakewood Blvd by the Traffic Circle right in front of a friend's home. If anyone knows anything please let me know. I have already filed a police report."

The resident webposted the photos below.

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Some residents said on NextDoor that replacing their shattered windows cost between $160-$280.



LBPD Public Information Officer Arantxa Chavarria told that the Lakewood Blvd/Traffic Circle incident wasn't visible to her on her computer but said an officer may be in the process of investigating it before entering it the system. (If you made the report, you may want to check on it.)

PIO Chavarria says if this vandalism happened to you or to one of your neighbors, here's what you and they can do (and it can be done now):

Phone LBPD's desk at (562) 570-7260. It's staffed 24/7. Tell the desk person that you want to make a report about a crime that occurred (whatever time ago.) PIO Chavarria says that to make a report, DON'T call 9-1-1 (best used when the crime is happening right then) because 9-1-1 reaches a dispatcher and dispatchers don't take reports. PIO Chavarria says it's important to report what happened so investigating officers will see that these crimes may be related.

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