String of vandalism hits campus parking lots
Nine cars damaged in side-view mirror theft
Published: Friday, October 7, 2011
Updated: Friday, October 14, 2011 13:10
At 10 a.m., Campus Safety received a report of damage to vehicles parked overnight in Cane Lot, Scribner Village and West Lot. Nine cars were damaged in total, with all the electric driver- and passenger-side-view mirrors removed, including one which suffered from a failed mirror theft.
According to a Campus Safety report, no other damage was done to the mirror housing and no broken glass or pieces of mirror were found, although wires from the electric mirrors were left exposed out of their casing.
"There appears to be no connection to the owners of the cars, only the makes of the cars," said Lawrence Britt, associate director of Campus Safety. Four of the damaged vehicles were manufactured by Honda, two by Hyundai, one by Nissan and one by Volvo.
Campus Safety has contacted local law enforcement agents, as well as those within the county and the state. There have been no similar incidents in recent times.
Students with any information regarding this incident or who witness any suspicious behavior should contact Campus Safety at x. 5566, the TIPS line at 518-580-TIPS(8477) or the Saratoga Springs Police Department at 518-580-1800.