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November 20, 2012

Gloucester Police/Fire: Police probe rash of paintball vandalism

Gloucester Police/Fire

GLOUCESTER — A handful of Gloucesterites reported damage to their homes and vehicles stemming from paintballs shot from guns overnight Monday and into Tuesday morning.

Police said that residents from Washington Street, Essex Avenue, Reynard Street, Concord Street, Atlantic Road and West Gloucester all reported paintball damage.

Police said the first report of a paintball attack came in about 11:46 p.m. Monday on Reynard Street. In a surveillance video captured by a camera on the property, police watched a dark sedan pull into the Reynard Street driveway, then back out “a short time after,” according to the police report. However, because of the darkness, police were unable to pull more from the video.

An Atlantic Road resident reported paint balls splattered on his home Tuesday about 8:51 a.m., and told police he had heard a noise around 11 p.m. the night before. Police said vehicle owners parked overnight on Washington Street also reported paint ball damage Tuesday morning.

Finally, a Concord Street resident reported Tuesday at about 1:16 p.m. that sometime overnight Monday into Tuesday, someone shot a paintball at his wife’s vehicle, breaking the rear taillight, according to police.

Police are investigating a reported hit-and-run accident after two witnesses vouched that a company truck struck a Lexus parked on Main Street Monday about 5:38 p.m., then drove away, according to police.

The witnesses reported seeing a red logo “Lily” on the side of the truck, but neither was able to provide police with the license plate number of the commercial vehicle, police said.

Police reported the truck belonged to Lily Transportation Incorporation out of Needham, and officers were contacting the company, according to reports.

Police arrested a 23-year-old Gloucester resident on two warrants Monday about 11:27 a.m.

Police said officers located and arrested Kristina R. Lane of Harvard Street as she was walking on Main Street.

Marjorie Nesin can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3451, or at mnesin@gloucestertimes.com.

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