Two Men Arrested After Cars Vandalized
Two 18-year-old men were arrested early Tuesday after several cars were vandalized in West Central.
Roger Daut, who gave his address as 1418 W. Gardner, and June Hopkins, a transient, were arrested for possession of stolen property and malicious mischief.
At about 3 a.m. Tuesday, residents of the 800 block of North Summit Boulevard heard car windows being smashed, police said. At least two residents went outside and held the two men until police arrived, according to police spokesman Dick Cottam.
The residents did not have a gun, Cottam said.
Three other people ran away when the residents came outside. Witnesses told police the suspects were carrying “car equipment” under their arms.
Eight cars parked on the street and in an apartment parking lot were broken into. Police said four of the cars had stereos or other contents stolen.
One of the people who ran away was a 19-year-old man with convictions for sex offenses and theft, police said.