PENNSYLVANIA'S #1 WEEKLY NEWSPAPER • locally owned since 1854

Multiple cars shot with a BB or pellet gun in Lower Swatara, causing damage; police need your help

By Laura Hayes

laurahayes@pressandjournal.com

717-944-4628
Posted 5/23/19

Lower Swatara Township police are searching for a suspect or suspects who shot cars parked in Rosedale Manor with either a BB or pellet gun.

According to police, residents reported four cars were …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

Multiple cars shot with a BB or pellet gun in Lower Swatara, causing damage; police need your help

Posted

Lower Swatara Township police are searching for a suspect or suspects who shot cars parked in Rosedale Manor with either a BB or pellet gun.

According to police, residents reported four cars were shot — either a window, mirror or the car itself. The cars were parked on Hanover Street and Brentwood Drive.

The incidents were reported throughout the day Tuesday, May 21, with the earliest coming in at 6:56 a.m. and the latest at 6:51 p.m.

One resident told police at 6:56 a.m. that the front passenger-side window and passenger-side mirror were shot while the car was parked in the 2000 block of Brentwood Drive. A backpack containing clothing was taken from inside.

The second call came in at 9 a.m. A resident told police that the driver’s-side window of their vehicle was shot while parked in the 1800 block of Brentwood Drive.

Down the street, a resident at 12:05 p.m. told police that the rear window of their vehicle parked in the 200 block of Hanover Street was shot and a large section was broken out.

Later that evening, at 6:51 p.m., a resident noticed that their vehicle had been shot in the driver’s-side door. While that call came in from Sharp Shopper, Police Chief Jeff Vargo said the victim lived in the same area as the other victims and believed it was connected.

Vargo said police believe the vandalism might be connected to a similar incident in Highspire.

The damage to the windows is estimated at $500 each.

Vargo encouraged any residents who live in the area and have outdoor security cameras to review their footage.

Call 717-558-6900 if you have information.

Residents can register their security camera with the department, which would let police know who has security cameras nearby. The form is available online at dauphin.crimewatchpa.com/lowerswatarapd/3729/post/new-camera-registry-form.