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Posted on: March 2, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Police Investigate Massive Vandalism Spree

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Las Cruces police are investigating a massive weekend vandalism spree that damaged several properties and vehicles over a large area of central Las Cruces.

On the morning of Sunday, March 1, Las Cruces police were alerted to damage at the City’s Parks and Recreation facility located on the 1500 block of east Hadley Avenue. Several properties and vehicles were spray-painted and damaged. Officers began documenting the damage and learned the vandalism spread to a large area of roughly a one-mile radius surrounding the Hadley Parks facilities.

The vandalism spree is believed to have been committed late Saturday evening into Sunday morning. All-together, damage estimates are expected to be in the thousands of dollars.

Surveillance cameras captured video of what appears to be two individuals who are believed to be responsible for the damage. Police have identified at least one of the suspects and are continuing their investigation. No charges have been filed at this time.

Anyone who was a victim to this vandalism spree and has yet to report damage is asked to file a report by calling Central Dispatch at (575) 526-0795.

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