BB gun vandalism spree leaves trail of damage across St. Cloud

A teen thought to be involved has been identified, but police continue to investigate.
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A vandalism spree across St. Cloud has seen a number of vehicles and school buildings shot with BB guns.

St. Cloud Police says officers were first alerted to the damage late Tuesday evening, when several vehicles were vandalized on the 900 block of 6th Street North.

A witness told police someone in a vehicle was shooting unoccupied cars with a BB gun.

The suspect had left by the time police arrived, but six cars were found to have sustained window damage.

They later caught up with a 17-year-old boy and arrested him as a suspect in the damage. He was later released to his parents with charges pending.

On Wednesday morning, police received reports of window damage caused by BB pellets at Tech High School and South Junior High School.

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This damage is believed to have happened at a similar time to the car shootings, while another vehicle with window damage was also found on the 800 block of 11th Street South.

Police believe the vandalisms are related, but haven't said if they think the 17-year-old boy is responsible for all of them.

The department is still investigating "to identify those responsible and any possible motives."

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