Cars vandalized in Streamwood; cops say immigrants not targeted

SHARE Cars vandalized in Streamwood; cops say immigrants not targeted
police_lights91_300x18815.jpg

Sun-Times file photo

Nearly two dozen vehicles were damaged earlier this week in northwest suburban Streamwood, where police are disputing media reports that the vandals are targeting immigrant families.

About 20 vehicles had their windows damaged between Monday evening and early Tuesday morning on the west side of the village, according to Streamwood police.

Residents reported that the vehicle windows were shot out or cracked, apparently by BB guns, police said. No injuries were reported.

Police said the incidents appear to be random, but a television news report claimed the vandals were targeting immigrant families with high-end vehicles.

Police say that does not appear to be the case.

“I can tell you that the ethnicity or immigrant status of those victimized by the vandals does not appear to be a motive as was characterized in that story,” Deputy Police Chief Daryl Syre said Wednesday.

“The victims in these cases cover the spectrum of race and ethnicity, and the vehicles vandalized were not all ‘high-end’ automobiles. These appear to be random acts perpetrated on hard-working people by a very callous and thoughtless individual or individuals.”

Anyone with information on the incidents is asked to call police at (630) 736-3700, or the confidential crime tip line at (630) 736-3719.

The Latest
The first new issue, a glossy quarterly, is due out in September and only available to people who spend $79 for a subscription.
‘Minor 1’ was the victim at the heart of Kelly’s 2008 trial in state court. Then, she refused to testify against the singer, who was acquitted.
The child was walking in the 8200 block of South Yates Boulevard Thursday when someone opened fire from the passenger side of a passing green SUV, police said.
Sgt. Michael Vitellaro faces a count of official misconduct aggravated battery in connection to the July 1, according to the Park Ridge police.
The big cat shows astonishing tracking and survival instincts as he preys on a tourist, his two daughters and his friend