The windows of at least six police cars were smashed out overnight in the East Timberlane and Palisades subdivisions in Springfield, as well as one in Rochester.
The vandalism was discovered about 5:30 a.m. Monday, August 19th.
“It’s not a funny situation,” said Lt. Bob Markovic of the Springfield Police Department, “Now those cars are down … Officers can sign out other cars, but there are only so many available.”
The rear windows of some vehicles were targeted, as well as side windows. Each window was estimated to cost between $300 and $450 to replace. One vehicle had its right front and rear windows and back window smashed within an unknown item, totaling $1,000 for just that Springfield police car.