Local authorities investigating vandalism in area

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Local law enforcement officers are investigating a rash of vandalism reported in area cities Thursday morning.

In Winnebago, Police Chief Eric Olson says nine residents reported windows on their vehicles being shattered.

Chief Deputy Scott Adams says the Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating some BB gun shots of windows in the Delavan and Kiester area.

He says there were also reports in Blue Earth and northern Iowa has had similar incidents the past two nights.

“We have video footage we are reviewing to try and get our suspects,” Adams says.

According to authorities, some businesses have reported windows being shot out and other damage as well.

In Blue Earth, one business owner posted on social media they are offering a $350 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who shot out the front window of their store on Main Street.

On the city’s website, Olson encourages anyone who may have seen anything suspicious to call the police department at (507) 893-3218.

Residents can also call the Sheriff’s Department at (507) 526-5148 or the Blue Earth Police Department at (507) 526-5959.

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