Vandals smash windows to homes, cars on Willoughby street

Leslie Tarver was sound asleep Friday night, when a rock was hurled through her bedroom window.

“I was scared to death,” Tarver says. “I really was. This is the rock that I found just about a foot and a half from my bed.”

Tarver’s house was one of four hit Friday night, all on the same side of Lea View Avenue in Willoughby.

“I just lay in bed thinking someone is going to try to crawl through the window,” Tarver says.

The damage is evidenced by Tarver’s still boarded up window and shattered glass at other homes.

“People could’ve been injured, easily,” she says.

The same night two vehicles were also vandalized, also with busted out windows.

“For this to happen just puts us on edge really,” Tarver says. “Because we all watch out for each other.”

Elaine Woods-Martinez lives at the end of the street. Her niece’s car had two windows smashed.

“It’s destructive,” she says. “It’s vindictive and it’s mean.”

Police believe the incidents are related, but they are not sure who is responsible.

“We’re wondering if it was teenagers or somebody in a car that did it,” Tarver says. “There’s just no telling.”

If you have any information, take action against crime and call the Crimeline at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

“I’m just hoping that somebody knows something,” Tarver says.

“They’ll do it again and criminals are stupid and someone will catch them, someone will see something and someone will report it so eventually they’ll get theirs,” Woods-Martinez says.

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