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Denison Teenagers Smash Car Windows


DENISON, TX -- Vandals have been wreaking havoc all over town, and police say the people behind the trail of destruction are teenagers.

Police say teenagers were out striking cars with a baseball bat over several nights, damaging cars and forcing frustrated homeowners to pick up the bill. It started last Friday night and police say up to 70 cars were damaged.

"For the past three days we've just had a bunch of calls, people pricing windows because people been getting their windows busted out with a baseball bat," says Rodney Parnell of Pro Auto Glass.

Police say they got a call from West Shepherd Street on Tuesday, when someone heard glass breaking at 2:45 a.m.

"There was a lot of dogs barking and there were actually quite a few dogs. I sat up for a while but I couldn't figure out what was going on. It was really dark," says resident Diawna Ware.

"I just heard the noise and went back to sleep. I didn't realize anything had happened until the next morning 7 a.m.," says witness Edith Raney. "There were broken windshields on every car on the block."

Neighbors say the vandals hit cars parked all along one side of the street. Some of them have already had their windshields replaced, including one man who got a lift to the repair shop and paid $150 to get a new windshield on his truck.

"Once the window's broken, the whole glass has to be replaced, you can't just repair one part of the glass, you have to replace the whole thing," says Parnell.

Police say they quickly tracked down the suspects on Morton Street, and teenagers started running. They found a bat in the car and went to a house where the car was registered on Walker Street. 

"Patrol officers located a suspect and wind up talking to this individual and ultimately at the end of that segment of the investigation we'd made 4 arrests of juveniles," says Denison police Lt. Mike Eppler.

The teens were taken to the Grayson County Juvenile Detention Center and they face a felony charge of criminal mischief. Police say one of the teens is from Sherman and they believe similar vandalism occurred there.