Police investigating vandalism in downtown, southern Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Car owners will have to keep an eye on their vehicles after a string of vandalism ran through parts of Rapid City.

Rapid City Police Department is investigating reports of vandalism in the downtown and southern districts of Rapid City.

According to RCPD, the vandal(s) targeted the windows of parked cars on the western section of Quincy Street. A number of vehicles on Sheridan Lake Road, Corral Drive and Catron Boulevard were also involved.

Victim reports place the incident around the evening of January 26th and the morning of January 27th.

The department believes that a pellet gun was involved in a number of incidents.

Detective Marc Cote with RCPD expressed hope that security footage and tips from neighbors will help identify the suspects involved.

“Sometimes, these are random acts, so it’s hard to prevent them,” Cote said. “The difference in these cases and … a regular vandalism is that with how many victims there are, there’s more of a potential for a lead.”

RCPD is asking those with information to contact Cote at 394-4134. An anonymous tip can also be sent by texting “RCPD” and the information to 847411.

Victims with damaged property can report an incident by calling RCPD’s non-emergency dispatch line at 394-4131.

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