BEND, OR -- Two teens face criminal charges in connection with nearly a dozen cases of vandalism. The Bend Police Intelligence-Led Policing Team investigated complaints of broken car windows that occurred over the past two months in the early morning or late afternoon. Specifically, the incidents occurred around NE Purcell, Neff, Full Moon Drive and surrounding streets. "It was actually an airsoft BB gun and pellet guns that were used," says Lt. Jason Maniscalco.
He tells KBND News the ILP team was led to a home near NE Neff and Lotus, and identified the two suspects. But, the investigation isn't over, "They caused damage to over 10 vehicles, but we're assuming there are more, so we're asking for the public's help, or if someone had damage and they hadn't reported it, they could report it to the non-emergency line." Non-emergency dispatch can be reached at 541-693-6911; reports can also be filed online. Maniscalco believes the number of victims will climb as more come forward.
The 15- and 16-year old boys were found with several air soft and pellet guns. The information has been forwarded to the Deschutes County Juvenile Department.