Vandals target Shorewood parked cars

Eight vehicles smashed over weekend
Posted at 12:24 PM, Oct 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-18 12:17:33-04

Neighbors in Shorewood reported several vehicles parked outside were broken into over the weekend.

According to Shorewood Police, a total of eight vehicles were left with broken windows between 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and 8:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The commotion woke up Regina Kenney.

“We heard glass breaking. We jumped out of bed, checked our house, checked the windows and stuff,” Kenney said.

Kenney said windows on several vehicles parked on Stowell Avenue, outside of her home, were shattered.

“We were fortunate it didn’t happen to us,” Kenney said. “But it’s very unfortunate for those whose cars were damaged.”

Other vehicles were reported damaged on Shorewood Boulevard.

One woman, who did not want to be identified, said her family awoke to find the passenger-side window on their Audi SUV broken.

She said nothing was taken from inside.

“Luckily, we didn’t have any valuables inside but it was clear the compartments had been opened,” she said. “It’s disappointing. It’s sad that it happened. We feel like now we’re going to be much more careful about keeping our car in the driveway.”

Shorewood Police say all of the vehicles had a window broken out to gain entry, but property was only stolen from one vehicle.

All the complaints were taken east of Oakland Avenue in the southeast sector.    

The vandalism in Shorewood comes less than one week after roughly 40 cars were left with smashed windows in Bay View.

According to Shorewood Police, detectives will investigate whether any of the recent vandalism incidents are related.