A rash of car windows shot out by pellet guns before Christmas resulted in three arrests and estimated damages of $5,000.
Clayton Cogburn, 20, of Windsor; Christopher Scofield, 19, of Windsor and a 17-year-old male juvenile from Windsor were arrested Dec. 27-28 and charged with criminal mischief. Scofield was also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Ten cases throughout Windsor and one in Severance contained reports that car windows were shot out with damages ranging from $110 to $1,150 (two different cars).
“A couple of the victims got a glimpse of the car, which helped us track down some suspects, and from the suspects the investigation yielded the arrests,” Windsor police Lt. Richard Higuera said. “They were reported at various times when people noticed beginning on Dec. 23. They were driving around with nothing to do. They were driving around with a pellet gun shooting out windows.”
According to the police reports, some of the crimes were:
» At 8:01 a.m. Dec. 24, police were called to the 1300 block of Westwood Drive regarding a driver’s side rear window of a woman’s pickup truck that appeared to have been shot out with a pellet gun. The truck was parked directly in front of the house on the street. The window was estimated to be worth approximately $250.
» At 9:53 a.m. Dec. 24, police were called to the 600 block of Pine Drive regarding a driver’s side window of a man’s pickup truck that appeared to have been shot out with a pellet gun with a value to the window of $250.
» At 11:15 a.m. Dec. 24, police were called to the 300 block of Habitat Bay regarding the rear window of an SUV that appeared to have been shot at. The vehicle was being test driven from Davidson/Gebhardt Chevrolet in Loveland.
» At 11:16 a.m. Dec. 24, police were called to the 300 block of Habitat Bay regarding a driver’s side passenger window broken out ($150 value) of a Honda Accord.
» At 4:46 p.m. Dec. 24, police were called to the 1300 block of Westwood Drive regarding the driver’s side rear passenger window of a Jeep being broken out.
The police report said that one of the suspects had two bottles of “Cobra” alcohol, and in two cases bottles of “King Cobra” had been thrown through the windows of the vehicles.