Newport police investigating six cases of vandalism with a pellet gun

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NEWPORT — Local police are actively investigating a series of acts of vandalism reported in recent weeks.

Officers have responded to several incidents in which a pellet gun has been used to shoot out windows of homes, businesses and vacant buildings since Sept. 15.

Police say in some cases, investigating officers have recovered the pellets that caused the damage.

In total, Newport Police are currently investigating six incidents.

“Our officers are taking these incidents extremely seriously,” Newport Police Chief Seth DiSanto said.

Police are asking that residents be vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

“The person or persons responsible for this have caused significant damage to property in our city, so I’m calling upon any residents who believe they may know who is responsible for these crimes to come forward immediately,” DiSanto said.

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