Vinyl Fence Vandalism (5 p.m.)

Vinyl Fence Vandalism (5 p.m.)



FLOREZ. DON HAS THE NIGHT OFF. EMILY "VINYL FENCE VANDALISM" — IT'S A NEW TREND POLICE DEPARTMENTS ARE SEEING A SPIKE IN … ACROSS NORTHERN UTAH. THEY SAY VANDALS WILL RECORD EACH OTHER BODY SLAMMING INTO FENCES, CAUSING UP TO THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGE. ABC 4'S ROSIE NGUYEN TALKED TO A HOMEOWNER WHO CAUGHT AN INCIDENT ON CAMERA. :17-:25 :39-:44 :57-1:05 SUMMER AND ZACH PATTERSON HAVE BEEN LIVING IN THIS HARRISVILLE NEIGHBORHOOD FOR SIX YEARS. THEY SAY … IT'S BEEN PEACEFUL FOR THE MOST PART. Summer Patterson / Homeowner: "There's great people in this entire neighborhood. There's a lot of families. There's a lot of kids. There's a lot of dogs. It's really just a nice neighborhood." BUT LATELY … THAT HASN'T BEEN THE CASE … Rosie BRIDGE: "THE PATTERSONS CAME HOME WEDNESDAY FROM A NIGHT OF FIREWORKS. THEY HEARD A BIG THUD AND REALIZED … SOMEONE HAD KNOCKED DOWN THEIR VINYL FENCE." THEY CAUGHT THE WHOLE INCIDENT ON CAMERA. HERE, YOU CAN SEE THE VANDAL PEEK OVER THE FENCE … BACK UP TO GET A RUNNING START … AND THEN SLAMMING INTO THEIR FENCE. Summer and Zack Patterson / Homeowners: "I don't understand what…why? What's the purpose of crashing through someone's fence? I mean, it makes absolutely no sense to me." THE VINYL FENCE VANDALISM HASN'T BEEN UNIQUE TO JUST HARRISVILLE. KAYSVILLE POLICE SAYS THEY'VE HAD A SPIKE IN CALLS — TWENTY CASES IN JUST THE LAST MONTH. Lt. Paul Thompson / Kaysville Police Department: "We've had some people where this has happened to them three or four times and it adds up. It adds up pretty quick and especially when these large panels are damaged and they're having to replace an entire panel.' THE PATTERSONS SAY … THIS ISN'T JUST ABOUT THE VANDALISM. THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD HAS BEEN HIT WITH A RASH OF TRESPASSING, AND THEFTS TOO. Summer Patterson / Homeowner: "And it slows down but then it picks back up again. It seems like they're … I don't know if there's not enough consequences or if these juveniles aren't being caught." LAW ENFORCEMENT ENCOURAGE HOMEOWNERS TO DO WHAT THE PATTERSONS DID AND PUT CAMERAS UP. THE MORE EVIDENCE POLICE HAVE, THE HIGHER THE CHANCE THEY'LL CATCH SOMEONE. REPORTING IN NORTHERN UTAH, ROSIE NGUYEN, ABC 4 NEWS. EMILY LT. THOMPSON ALSO ENCOURAGES PARENTS TO KEEP AN EYE OUT ON THEIR TEENS WHO MAY BE TAKING PART IN THE TREND. EMILY AND RECENT VANDALISM AT LATTER-DAY SAINT MEETINGHOUSES BEGS THE QUESTION OF HOW THOSE CRIMES COULD BE

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