Captain Mike Terry of the McPherson Police Department said that two windows on city storefronts had been “shot up” Thursday afternoon.
Terry said that officers were actively investigating two acts of property damage. Police determined that damage at one of the locations matched the characteristics of a 0.5 inch ball bearing but were unable to determine the cause of damage at the other.
After reporting to Kwik Shop on E. Kansas Avenue, the site of the first attack, police officers advised management to close the store due to the dangers posed by broken glass still hanging in a pane near the store’s entrance.
Approximately 20 minutes after damaging the Kwik Shop, police officers responded to reports of a similar attack at Wal-Mart.
No injuries were reported in either incident. On Thursday Terry said that investigators were reviewing video footage obtained after the strikes, and early Friday said that investigators were looking for a white four-door Pontiac in association with the damage.
An officer responded to a report of criminal damage at 1411 S. Old 81 Bypass at 6:45 a.m. on Thursday. A window had been broken by undetermined means between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 6:45 a.m. Thursday. Damage was valued at $1,500.
At 7:10 p.m. Thursday a deputy investigated a non-injury accident 0.4 miles north of Comanche Road on 17th Avenue. Sharon Jane Munson of WIndom and a passenger lost control and rolled an unknown number of times. The vehicle was damaged completely.
MOUNDRIDGE — Officers and sheriff’s deputies responded to a possible domestic at 7:45 p.m. Thursday at 222 E. Thornton. Parties were separated for the evening.
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