UPPER DARBY, Pa. (CBS) — Upper Darby police have an increased presence on the streets after they arrested one teen and search for more allegedly involved in a chaotic night of crime.
Upper Darby resident, Tsone, heard a few loud bangs Tuesday evening and emerged outside to find her son’s car stomped and windshield smashed.
“A lot of people have nice cars around.. Why did they do that?” said Tsone.
At least 10 cars in total in were vandalized in Upper Darby. According to police, five of the 10 were parked near Bywood Elementary School. So far one 16-year-old has been taken into custody. Investigators believe several more were likely involved.
“Mischief night, ehh normally we don’t have that kind of activity,” said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. “They took a BB gun and right up to the window of the car and fired the BB gun right into the window of the car.
Unclear in its relationship to the other smashed car windows, Upper Darby police also responded around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday after they say two masked men and one woman fired a BB gun into two occupied vehicles.
First on Elm and Keystone Streets and eight minutes later on Larchwood Avenue.
“No one got hurt but they put a hole in the windows and the potential for tragedy could have occurred.”
In working to narrow down their pool of suspects in all of these crimes police say that’s social media has been crucial.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Upper Darby Police Department.