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Posted on: June 29, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Portage County Crime Stoppers

Everyone’s worst nightmare while driving out on the road is breaking down far from help. On June 11, at approximately 9:30 p.m., that happened to a local woman. Her vehicle quit running and she called for help.

Everyone’s worst nightmare is breaking down far from help while driving out on the road. On June 11, at approximately 9:30 p.m,. that happened to a local vehicle owner. The owner stated that the vehicle quit running and she called for help. She was able to get the vehicle off the roadway and parked on Taft Rd. one half mile south of Lake Rd. in the Township of Buena Vista. While she was waiting for a ride, a suspicious truck, described as an older dark pick-up, drove by twice. The owner of the broken-down car was picked up and taken home, and she made arrangements to go back and get her vehicle in the morning.

In the early morning hours of June 12, the vehicle owner was awakened by officers who advised her that her vehicle had been badly vandalized while parked on Taft. Rd. The owner and her father returned to the scene to view the damages.

The victim stated that the 2008 Dodge Caliber had no prior damage. Officers were able to determine that a metal pipe had done the damage to the exterior and an unknown weapon cut the seats. The windows were smashed and all areas of the exterior and interior were damaged except for the trunk. Evidence was gathered at the scene by the officers.

There is a total loss to this vehicle totaling over $12,000.

If you have any information about this criminal damage or any other crime, call Portage County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-346-6600. You can remain anonymous and still be eligible for a cash reward.

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