Vandals strike three building in Canyon over the weekend
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 03:41:29 GMT —
The Canyon Police Department stayed busy Sunday responding to a number of vandalism complaints from local businesses, and even one government building.
Owner of Palace Coffee Company, Patrick Burns came to work Sunday to find his front window had been hit six times with a BB gun and needs replacing.
"It's expensive. We have insurance, but unfortunately our deductible is higher than what that's going to cost to get fixed," Burns said.
Palace Coffee wasn't the only target of what Canyon Police Chief, Dale Davis, is calling a BB-gun spree.
"City Hall was one building," Davis said. "We had one of our west doors that was shot completely out. Canyon High School had a south window that was shot out."
The city recently partnered with Canyon High School to install new LED pedestrian crossing signs, and CPD discovered over the weekend that one of them went missing the same night as the hits. The price tag for one light is nearly $1,800.
"The sign value in itself forces this to be a state jail felony," Davis said.
According to City Manager, Randy Criswell, although the city doesn't have a total cost in damages, it doesn't look to be costly, but whoever committed the acts is costing tax payers money.
"This is a public building, so the public eats the cost of repair," Criswell said. "So everything that they did that I know of that really caused any damage is just simply costing the public money and that's just so ridiculous."