Vandals smash countless car windows across county

EDMONDS — The vandalism spree was widespread across south Snohomish County.

Under the cloak of darkness, someone used a BB or pellet gun to shoot out car windows in Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Woodway and areas in between earlier this week.

In Edmonds alone, there were 23 reports of broken windows.

The damage crossed the Snohomish County line into Shoreline, where there were 20 reports of broken car windows. That city contracts with the King County Sheriff’s Office. “In the pantheon of crime, this is really high on the idiot scale,” said sheriff’s Sgt. D.B. Gates.

“It’s a ridiculous crime.”

All told, there were more than 50 reports of broken car windows Tuesday. Police believe many more went unreported.

There were five complaints from Woodway.

Only three were reported out of Mountlake Terrace, but police know there were many more that went unreported.

“There were piles of glass along the side of the road,” Mountlake Terrace Cmdr. Doug Hansen said.

Police in each jurisdiction are investigating. They are hoping for tips or that someone might have caught the culprits on video.

Police believe whoever was responsible for the damage could have been driving a red car with loud exhaust, Edmonds Sgt. Mark Marsh said.

“We checked out a couple of kids and that didn’t pan out,” Gates said. “If anyone knows anything, that would certainly be a help.”

Eric Stevick: 425-339-3446; stevick@heraldnet.com.

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