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Emmaus police report a rash of spray paint vandalism

EMMAUS, Pa. - The Emmaus Police Department is investigating a rash of vandalism that occurred throughout the borough this week.

Police reported on the department's Facebook page eight instances of someone spray painting, houses, a school and other buildings. The incidents include:

  • Dec. 18 in the 400 block of North Third Street; two garages were sprayed painted causing $200 in damage each;
  • Dec. 18 in the 200 block of Seem Street; the vandal spray painted a brick wall of Lincoln Elementary School causing $200 in damage;
  • Dec. 18 in the 100 block of Ridge Street; the vandal spray painted the victim's siding causing $200 in damage;
  • Dec. 19 in the 100 block of Klines Lane; the vandal spray painted the wall of the borough's water works building causing $300 in damage;
  • Dec. 19 in the 500 block of North Third Street; vandal sprayed painted victim's garage door causing $300 in damage;
  • Dec. 19 in the first block of South Second Street; the vandal spray painted two garage doors causing $600 in damage.
  • Dec. 19 in the first block of North Sixth Street; vandal spray painted the hood of a Hyundai Genesis causing $300 in damage and a garage door causing $300 in damage;
  • Dec. 19 in the 100 block of State Avenue; vandal spray painted a window of a building causing $100 damage.

Police said the incidents of vandalism are related.

Police said they are also investigating a Dec. 11 burglary in the 500 block of Penn Court, where the homeowner reported someone stole $14,230 in bicycles and tools from the garage.

And a homeowner in the 500 block of Furnace Street reported on Dec, 15 that someone stole an Amazon package off the front porch.


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