Vandals hit Sterling neighborhood with spray paint

Cars, signs, fences and buildings were among property vandalized with white spray paint in Sterling, Illinois.

Overnight from Thursday, June 26 – Friday, June 27, 2014 the Sterling Police say vandals used white spray paint to damage property between 4th Avenue East to 6th Avenue East and property on 4th Street North to East 7th Street.

Debbie Mills said she woke up to find her son’s car had been vandalized with the white spray paint overnight.

“You feel very invaded upon when you’re property, which you’re working hard to pay for, and someone just comes along and spray paints it,” Mills said. “Doesn’t make you feel very good.”

Police said cars, stop signs, fences, property belonging to Sauk Valley News,  and the Maple Pancake House were vandalized.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sterling Police Department at 815-632-6640, or call the Whiteside County Crime Stoppers at 815-625-7867.

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