Paragould police arrest 3 suspects in rash of vandalism

Paragould Police seeking public help after vandalism in several areas

PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) - The Paragould Police Department is thanking the public after their tips led to the arrest of three people in a recent rash of vandalism and criminal mischief complaints.

According to a social media post earlier this week, the department was investigating several reports of vandalism to buildings, including graffiti, and damage to vehicle windows and tires. Captain Brad Snyder said the suspect or suspects slashed several tires and broke out windows.

They asked that if anyone had any information to contact their office immediately.

On Thursday, the PPD posted that it had received a flood of tips, leading to the arrest of three suspects.

**Criminal Mischief Suspects Apprehended Thanks to leads sent in from the community, and hard work from the Paragould...

Posted by Paragould Police Department on Thursday, November 7, 2019

It’s now asking victims of the crimes to bring estimates and receipts for repairs to the police substation at 8th and East Court Streets for restitution.

Police say the suspects appeared to be mobile, canvassing random areas in a vehicle, and the bulk of the offenses appeared to have been committed during the overnight hours.

Police asked anyone with a camera system and living in the affected areas to review their video footage for anything that looked out of the ordinary.

“The public knows their neighborhoods better than we do," he said. "We do know them well, but they know the daily comings and goings of traffic in their area and so they kind of know what sticks out.”

Within the past few days, we have taken several Criminal Mischief reports. The reports involve random acts of vandalism...

Posted by Paragould Police Department on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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