Nine Brady businesses hit by air rifle vandals

Unknown persons driving through Brady early Tuesday morning used an air rifle to damage windows on nine different McCulloch County businesses and several more in Concho County. According to Brady Police Chief Tommy Payne, the vandalism occurred sometime during the night and early morning hours of Tuesday. The first of nine Brady business hit was the Ed Davenport Inc., building located in the 1500 block of South Bridge Street. According to Payne, it appears as if the vandals drove toward San Angelo and an air rifle was fired out the passenger side of the vehicle into businesses and car windows. The Brady Police Department is investigating nine different reported incidents of criminal mischief in Brady alone. Several places had large plate glass windows shattered by the vandals. “The estimated dollar value of these incidents all add up to more than $1,500 which constitutes a state jail felony,” said Chief Payne. “While in San Angelo at a Council of Governments meeting on Wednesday, I found out that Eden had the same type of criminal activity, so I will be contacting them about any leads.” In other Crimestoppers cases reported recently, a $500 reward is still being offered for information that leads to the indictment of the person or persons responsible for damaging the exterior door locks at Brady High School. Several tips have been called into the Crimestoppers line, but no firm leads have yet been established. People with any information are encouraged to call Crimestoppers with any tips at 456-TIPS. All callers may remain anonymous.

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