Vandalism spree hits Hughesville
HUGHESVILLE – Someone went through the borough last Sunday night shooting out windows with a pellet gun and slashing tires, borough police said.
Pellet shots shattered two storefront windows at the East Lycoming Historical Society, 66 S. Main St., police said.
“They were brand-new windows. I have no idea how much it will cost to replace them,” according to Dean Kilgus, historical society treasurer. The windows were installed just last spring.
Across the street at Murray Motors, tires on four used cars – one tire each – were slashed, police said.
A motorist traveling on Main Street reported he was shot at but was not injured, police said. A resident in the 400 block of East Academy Street reported a bedroom window was damaged by a pellet shot, police said.
Tires also were reported slashed on vehicles parked on South Second and South Third streets, police said.
“It’s all related,” one officer said.
They also hit the apartment buildings on each side of the historical society. Police are still investigating the scene.
It was reported that a citizen chased the culprits on foot and a missing shoe was found from one of the vandals. “Our insurance does not cover vandalism,” said Kilgus.