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Vandals go on shooting rampage in Glendora and Azusa

February 27, 2009 |  5:03 pm

More than 30 car windows were shot out with a BB or pellet gun in a series of attacks in Glendora and Azusa, authorities said.

Shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday, Azusa police officers responded to the intersection of Galanto Avenue and Armstead Street in response to reports of car windows being shot, said Cpl. John Maldaloni.

Officers discovered that several cars had been struck, he added. The attacks also spread into an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County within Azusa, where seven vehicles were targeted, authorities said.

Those incidents occurred about 11:20 p.m. along Factor Avenue, between Petunia Street and Glenlyn Drive, said Lt. Roxanna Hart of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

In total, 17 car windows were struck in Azusa, Maldaloni said. The department received its last incident report about 10 a.m. today, he said.

There were eight similar incidents reported in Glendora, said Lt. John Caldwell of the city's police department. Several of the cars were parked in driveways and along the street, Caldwell said.

There were no suspect or vehicle descriptions in the Glendora attacks. In Azusa, investigators were working with only one description: a small vehicle.

Detectives from the sheriff's San Dimas Station, however, were searching for a lowered dark-colored Honda, Hart said. The four-door Honda sedan, an 80s model, was last seen heading west on Base Line Road, she said.

"These guys were either malicious or bored," Caldwell said. "You've got people waking up, it's Friday and they're about to start their day when they come out to see the back of their cars have been broken."

No arrests have been made in any of the incidents.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Azusa Police Department at (626) 812-3200 or Glendora police at (626) 914-8297, as well as the sheriff's San Dimas Station at (626) 332-1184.

--Ruben Vives