Authorities working on vandalism cases

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It’s been nearly a year since a rash number of vandalism incidents occurred in Faribault County.

Local authorities are saying very little on whether they are getting any closer to making an arrest. However, it does appear they are on the same page when asked to give an update.

“It is still an open investigation,” says Chief Deputy Scott Adams.

Last July, county authorities received reports of windows being damaged by BB gunshots in the Delavan and Kiester area.

At that time, Adams said that northern Iowa communities also experienced similar incidents and county authorities were reviewing video footage of possible suspects.

In Winnebago, nine vehicles had windows shattered and a Main Street storefront window was hit with BB gunshots.

“Still open,” says Police Chief Eric Olson, who refused to give an estimate of the total damage.

Blue Earth Police Chief Tom Fletcher says there were five reports of BB gun vandalism and also have no idea on the extent of damage.

“It is still under investigation and I don’t have a dollar amount available at this time,” he says.

Not even a $350 reward being offered by a Blue Earth business owner has yielded any useful tips.

Anyone with any information can call the Sheriff’s Department at (507) 526-5148, Blue Earth Police Department at (507) 526-5959 or Winnebago Police Department at (507) 893-3218.

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