Vandalism costing big bucks for local merchants

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Glass windows and doors are being broken throughout the city

By The Staff

In the past two months, six Lebanon businesses have had their windows, doors, and, in some cases both, broken out and police are searching for the vandals.

In October, Here Today Gone Tomorrow, located on South Spalding Avenue in Lebanon, reported a case of third-degree criminal mischief and $450 worth of damage to its glass pane door. Paul F. Hilpp of Campbellsville Highway reported a case of second-degree criminal mischief and $800 worth of damage to three glass windows in his building. Blues on Tap located on North Proctor Knott Avenue in Lebanon also reported damage to a front plate glass window in October, causing $550 worth of damage.

So far this month, Studio 125, Goodin Home Center and the Marion County Extension Office, all located on M.L. King Avenue, reported damage to their businesses, including damage to their front doors and windows.

According to Lebanon Police Chief Shelton Young, the vandals are simply "breaking stuff" and not going into the businesses to steal anything.

Currently, police don't have any leads and are asking anyone with any information about the crimes to contact police at (270) 692-2121.