BERLIN — Berlin Police this week are investigating a rash of vehicle damage and destruction cases along the town’s typically quiet streets.
Over a two-day period from Wednesday to Thursday, Berlin Police responded to eight different cases of malicious destruction of property to vehicles and two other cases of tampering with vehicles in different areas around the town. In most of the cases, the suspect or suspects have been cutting the tops of convertible vehicles and, in some cases, cutting motorcycle seats.
There is no apparent pattern to the cases. The vehicles have been parked on the public streets, at private residences and in at least one case, on a municipal lot. Oddly, in most cases, the suspects have entered the damaged vehicles and moved items around inside of them, or taken items and placed them outside the vehicles. However, no items have been reported stolen in any of the incidents.
As a result, police advise residents and visitors to park their vehicles and motorcycles in well-lit areas and to report suspicious activity. Anyone with information about the incidents or a potential suspect or suspects is urged to call police at 410-641-1333.