The Edmond Sun

January 3, 2013

Police: Vandal painted crude words, images on cars

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Residents in a southeast Edmond neighborhood awoke Wednesday and found vulgar words painted on their vehicles, police reported.

The Edmond Police Department released five incident reports filed by victims on Lytal Landing and Spring Hill Drive who had their vehicles spray-painted. Police spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said she was told that there may be more victims in Oklahoma City.

Reports were filed by residents living near Chisholm Elementary School south of 33rd Street and west of Coltrane Road. Lytal Landing and Spring Hill Drive are intersecting streets.

At 7 a.m. Wednesday, Edmond Police Officer Jeff Meadows was dispatched to a home on Spring Hill Drive in reference to the vandalism, according to an incident report filed by Meadows. Meadows stated that about nine vehicles in the neighborhood were vandalized in this manner, and Officer Michael King took several reports as well.

Racial epithets and random lines had been spray-painted on the victim’s vehicles, Meadows stated. Similar language was spray-painted on several other vehicles, according to other reports filed by Meadows and King. A garage door also was vandalized.

No suspect information was available. However, King stated several victims told him a resident in the area has several exterior video cameras, including one that covers the driveway of a victim on Spring Hill Drive. | 341-2121, ext. 108