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Lorain police investigating after 12 vehicles, stop signs and garage doors were vandalized with spray paint

Posted at 1:47 PM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 14:18:25-05

LORAIN, Ohio — Authorities in Lorain are investigating after a dozen residents reported on Sunday that their vehicles were vandalized with spray paint.

Shortly after 10 a.m. on Sunday, police began meeting with residents after they reported damage to their vehicles.

Police spoke with one resident in the 1600 block of New Jersey Avenue who said his company vehicle was damaged. At the same time, another resident who lives on Randall Street stopped and told police that the words “gang” and “southside” were spray painted on her vehicle.

A street over in the 1500 block of New Mexico, another vehicle had the same color spray paint on both driver side windows.

Two garage doors, one located on Pennsylvannia Avenue and the other on Euclid Avenue, were spray painted.

According to the report, the following vehicles were damaged:

  • 2013 Ford F-150
  • 2004 Ford Focus
  • 2004 Chevy Malibu
  • 1999 Ford F-150
  • 2008 Honda Pilot
  • 2004 Honda Accord
  • 2003 Saturn L200
  • 2012 Kia Optima
  • 2011 Ford Ranger
  • 2008 Ford Escape
  • 2008 Chevy Silverado
  • 2000 Honda Civic

While searching the area for more damage, police found the words “South” and “B****” spray painted at a stop sign on Randall Street and New Hampshire.

Police found a 1999 Ford F-150 spray painted with "F*** U* and smiley face, according to the report.

Police said the same spray paint was used throughout the reported vandalism.

At the time of the police report, no arrests have been made.