Multiple Neighborhoods in Odessa Seeing Car, Home Windows Shattered

Multiple Neighborhoods in Odessa Seeing Car, Home Windows Shattered

Zora Asberry

NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Over the past few days, many Odessa residents have woken up to their car and home windows shattered. Since Sunday night, 23 reports have been made to the Odessa Police Department, claiming that their car windows had been broken. Of those 23 reports, there was one residence that had its front windows broken as well. Officials believe that the damage was done with a BB gun.

Steve LeSueur, Public Information Officer with the Odessa Police Department said, "Somebody's driving by parked vehicles and shooting out the windows, and in some instances we've had reports of suspects driving by and shooting out windows of houses." 

Michael Crawford, who lives near Eastridge Road in Odessa, had the driver side window of his work truck shattered.

"I came out this morning to start my work truck and I opened up the passenger door to start it up and I noticed that the window had been shattered. I lightly shut this side and then it just fell out. So I just called the police and had them come by, filled out a police report and they had informed me that several cars around town had their windows shot out by BB guns," Crawford said. 

But his neighborhood isn't the only one being targeted, officials say multiple cars and homes in Odessa have had their windows shattered from W. 19th Street to Maple Avenue. 

"I'm sure it's probably some young kids having fun but if they had to pay for this stuff then they probably wouldn't be doing it," Crawford said.

If caught, the penalty for criminal mischief is usually a misdemeanor, but if the cost to fix the damage is over $1,500, it will become a felony.

"No arrests have been made and there are no suspects, so we need the public's help. We're asking for the public's assistance in helping us out with any information they may have in reference with all these cases," LeSueur said.

If you have any information on this case, you are encouraged to call the Odessa Police Department at 432-333-3641 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 333-TIPS.