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By Fiona Reid
Dumfries and West
Cars and properties hit in vandalism spree

ANOTHER spate of 'wanton' vehicle and property damage in Dumfries has prompted a call from police to help bring a costly series of crimes to a halt.

Police Scotland are appealing to the public to help catch a group of youths who they believe are responsible for yet more vandalism in the town.
Eight separate incidents were recorded between Friday and Sunday, and Chief Inspector Stephen Stiff at Dumfries said: “This is again another extensive catalogue of what can only be described as wanton vandalism over the weekend.”
On Friday evening, between 3 pm and 9.30 pm, a beige Vauxhall Vectra car had its front and rear windows smashed while parked in Craigs Road.
And sometime on Friday or Saturday, a truck parked in Shortridges in Irongray Road had its windscreen smashed.
On Saturday, between 7.30 pm and 11 pm, a Suzuki Splash car had a mirror smashed while parked at St Teresa’s Church, Glasgow Road.
And on Saturday or Sunday, a black Fiat Panda parked in King Street had a window and a mirror smashed.
Meanwhile, on Friday or Saturday, a blue Renault Clio parked in Waverley Road had mirror smashed, while on Friday evening a blue Fiat Panda parked in Waverley Road had a mirror smashed.
Also on Friday evening, three houses in Maplebank Loaning had garden gates smashed, while on Friday or Saturday a blue Ford Focus parked in Merrick Place had both mirrors smashed.
Anyone who may have any information which might help police trace and catch those responsible is asked to call them at Dumfries on the 101 number, or anonymously on the Crimestoppers number 0800 555 111.

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