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Cops Probe Car Vandalism Spree in Southeast

Investigation is ongoing.

Members of the New York State Police (NYSP) are investigating multiple reports of vandalism occurring in parked vehicles across residential areas in Southeast.

Officials there said late this week they had received at least half a dozen complaints—pertaining to cars parked in driveways or on the street—in recent days. Locations were spread across town, and not concentrated in any specific neighborhood, troopers said.

In some instances, the car doors were unlocked. In others, windows were smashed.

A number of the complainants reported missing items, but police were unable to provide specifics. Other times, possessions inside the car remained untouched.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office is handling a number of similar incidents, NYSP authorities said. A spokesperson for the Sheriff's Office was unavailable for comment.

Troopers' investigation is ongoing. They are encouraging folks to keep car doors locked.

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