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Detectives Seek Public’s Help To Identify Suspect/Suspects Responsible For Criminal Mischief Incidents – Marbles Shot At Business And Vehicle Windows

Release Number:  11-282

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Burglary And Pawn Unit

What:  Detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify the suspect/and or suspects involved in 19 cases in the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction in which marbles were shot at business or vehicle windows.

The Clearwater Police Department is also investigating a number of cases in the city.

Where:  The incidents occurred in various parts of the county to include Dunedin, Palm Harbor and Unincorporated Clearwater.

When:  The incidents began August 5, 2011. The most recent incident occurred overnight November 19 to November 20, 2011.

How/Why: 

Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect/and or suspects involved in 19 cases in the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction in which marbles were shot at business or vehicle windows.

According to detectives, all of the incidents occurred during the midnight shift hours, beginning on August 5th, 2011.

In most cases a glass marble or marbles were found in the area of the broken glass.

The suspect(s) may be using a slingshot or paintball type gun to shoot the marbles at the windows.

Anyone with information that may assist detectives in this investigation is asked to contact Sergeant Charles Degenhardt of the North District Burglary and Pawn Unit at (727) 582-6200; or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.

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