Suspects of Vandalism Spree Identified
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On December 31, 2019, Fort Collins Police received multiple reports of criminal mischief incidents that occurred in various locations throughout the city. Victims reported broken windshields and damage from BB’s on their vehicles. Multiple residences and churches were also defaced with graffiti which included the use of racial slurs.
Through the course of a thorough investigation and with the help of a resident’s home surveillance system registered with the FCPS Patio Patrol program, Detectives were quickly able to identify a possible suspect vehicle. Detectives requested the assistance of patrol officers to locate the vehicle and identify the suspects. Later in the week, a patrol supervisor located a vehicle matching the description, contacted the occupants, and through investigation, determined all three occupants had been involved in the criminal events.
The suspects have been identified as two juvenile males and one 18-year-old male. In accordance with statutory privacy requirements, the juvenile names will not be released. The adult’s name will be released when charges are filed.
Detectives are still currently investigating as new information regarding additional victims continues to develop. Multiple felony and misdemeanor charges will be filed with the District Attorney’s Office upon completion of the investigation.
“I’m proud of the excellent investigative work done by members of our agency to quickly apprehend these individuals,” said Chief Swoboda. “Damaging and defacing property with denigrating language has a very real impact on our community members. It’s not a harmless prank, and we will not tolerate this type of behavior.”
Detectives ask those who believe they may have been victims of this criminal incident and have not yet spoken to police to contact Detective Bryan Vogel at 970-416-2392. For more information on how you can help police solve crimes like these in the future and register your home surveillance cameras, please visit our website at https://www.fcgov.com/patiopatrol/.