Newport Police Department
Chief Seth C. DiSanto
222 Main St.
Newport VT 05855
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018
News Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Newport Police Investigating Multiple Acts of Vandalism Involving Pellet Gun
NEWPORT — Chief Seth DiSanto reports that the Newport Police Department is actively investigating a series of acts of vandalism reported in recent weeks.
Officers have responded to several incidents in which a pellet gun has been used to shoot out windows of homes, businesses and vacant buildings since Sept. 15. In some cases, investigating officers have recovered the pellets that caused the damage.
Newport Police are currently investigating six incidents.
“Our officers are taking these incidents extremely seriously,” Chief DiSanto said. “The person, or persons responsible for this have caused significant damage to property in our city, so I’m calling upon any residents who believe they may know who is responsible for these crimes to come forward immediately.”
Newport Police ask that residents be vigilant and report any suspicious activity, and anyone who believes they may have information about these incidents is asked to contact police at 802-334-6733.