(Dave Boyd/Johnson City Press)
Nearly two dozen automobiles were vandalized over a three-day period last week in Johnson City, Washington County and Carter County, according to police reports.
At least five of the incidents occurred in Washington County, just outside the city limits on the south side of town, and two in Carter County.
“There were five total reports made,” Washington County Sheriff’s Capt. Mark Page said. Three occurred on Woodlyn Road and two on Furnace Road, he said.
“It was mainly windows broken. Nothing was taken from the vehicles,” he said. The vandalism occurred at night and while the victims’ cars were parked outside their residences, he said.
It was the same story in the city, with 17 reports of broken vehicle windows. The first report came about when a city police officer was on routine patrol and noticed a vehicle parked at an Orleans Street residence had the side window broken out.
The officer notified the resident, who was sleeping and had not heard anything happen to her car.
After that first report, calls to the police department about damaged cars came pouring in — 12 on July 12 and the rest in the following days.
According to those reports, most of the damage appeared to have come from a BB or pellet gun. Vehicles had windows broken out as well as BB-sized dents in the body panels.
Anyone with information about any of the incidents can call the Johnson City Police Department at 434-6166 or the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 788-1414.