Bainbridge residents on edge after nearly 20 homes have windows shot by pellets

Police hope surveillance video helps catch culprit

BAINBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, Ohio - House after house after house. Nearly 20 homes had their windows pierced by pellets leaving behind what looked more like bullet holes.

"I pulled up the blinds and noticed there was what appeared to be a bullet hole in the kitchen window," said Bainbridge resident Gene Goering.

Police say last Tuesday night between 2 and 4 AM, someone drove all over Bainbridge Township randomly shooting at homes. 

One of those pellets shattered a window at the home of Gene Goering.

Goering said by the size of the hole in his window someone could've been hurt.

"If somebody was up, it could've caused some harm no doubt, so that is unsettling. I've never been in a situation like that before," Goering said.

Police said the pellets are three times larger than BB's and can cause serious injuries or worse.

"The damage is one thing, but more importantly if they hit somebody, these pellets can cause damage to a human. If they hit you in the head they could kill you," said Bainbridge Police Chief Jon Bokovitz.

Bokovitz said they're looking for a 2004 black Toyota Corolla.

The car was seen on surveillance video driving around a neighborhood at the time windows were shot out.

"We don't take this lightly. You might think vandalism. Criminal damaging is not that big a deal, but you're talking about a lot of money, talking about potential injury to people, so we'd like to find out who did it," Bokovitz said.

Bokovitz said police are following some leads.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Bainbridge police.

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