Sand Springs Police Seek Group Of BB Gun Vandals

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 10:59 pm
By: News On 6

Sand Springs police are looking for a group of drive-by BB-gun vandals. They say the vandals hit cars, homes and even children over the weekend.

Police officers know who some of the vandals are, but they need help to find the others before they strike again.

This weekend did not go as planned for Becky Painter and her car.

"You know, I open the door, there's glass everywhere," she said.

Police say a group of young men shot the window with a BB-gun, leaving shattered glass everywhere.

Painter said, "It's one of those things - what can you do? Maybe cry a little bit. But just take care of it, clean it up."

She’s not the only one.

On Sunday afternoon between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m., officers said the vandals hit 18 car windows and one house, including a front door and a front window near North 8th Street.

Captain Todd Enzbrenner said, "They were driving by, in their car, taking shots at car window. Whatever they felt like shooting at is what they shot at."

Worst of all, a 12-year-old girl was hit in the shoulder while she and her family walked around Charles Page High School's outdoor track.

Police said the shooters also targeted her 8-year-old brother but missed.

Officers got a tip, which led them to the suspects' car and apartment, where they found BBs inside both.

But they still need help identifying all of the young men who were inside the car during the drive-by BB-gun shootings.

Enzbrenner said, "This is a community that's safe for people to continue to play in, and we want to keep it that way. We don't want knuckleheads causing mayhem for the public."

"It's really lucky they didn't really hurt somebody,” said Painter. “It's really, as far as many places as they hit, they could have hit somebody through a window. It could have been a bad deal."

Sand Springs police are specifically looking for a group of young men between 18 and 22 who drove around in a black Dodge Avenger on Sunday afternoon.

If you have any information, you can call the Sand Springs Police Department at 918-246-2531.