August 13, 2018

Police investigating string of vandalism to vehicles, residences

The Rapid City Police Department is currently investigating a series of vandalism incidents to vehicles and residences on the city’s north side. Over a dozen vehicles and a handful of residences had windows broken between August 10th and August 11th. The damage to vehicles/residences in each of these cases is consistent with that caused by a pellet gun.

Damage has been reported a variety of locations, to include these areas:

  • 200 and 800 block of Waterloo Street
  • 200 block of E Monroe Street
  • 100 and 300 block of E. Madison Street
  • 800 block of E. New York Street
  • 200 and 400 block of E. Philadelphia Street
  • 300 block of E. Adams Street
  • 200 block of E. Watertown Street
  • 300 and 600 block of Herman Street
  • 400 block of N. Cherry Avenue

In gathering information during the investigation of these incidents, it appears the damage to property occurred in the nighttime hours of August 10th and 11th. Several witnesses described seeing three juvenile males on bicycles in the area prior to the damage taking place. The juveniles have been described by witnesses as Native American and approximately 8 to 12 years of age. According to witnesses, one of the juveniles was wearing a white t-shirt and darks shorts. Another was wearing a dark shirt and dark pants, while a third was wearing a red shirt and dark pants.

Anyone with any information about this string of vandalism incidents is encouraged to contact Detective Matt James at 394-4134. An anonymous tip can also be set to police by texting ‘RCPD’ and the information to 847411. If someone has yet to report damage to their vehicle or residence, they are encouraged to do so by calling dispatch at 394-4131.

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