YPD looking for BB gun vandal

YUMA, Ariz. – A vandal has caused more than $24,000 worth of damages to cars around the city with a BB gun in the last month.

Yuma Police Department officials say 54 reports have been filed between December 5th and Wednesday this week.

Officers say an older model white four door sedan has be seen in surveillance video, as well as a number of people in the area during the incidents. Investigators are asking for your help tracking down the vandal or vandals.

Officers say areas surrounding Yuma, Cibola, and Kofa High Schools have been hit the hardest by the series of crimes.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Detective Blaine Blanton at (928) 373-4759 or (928) 373-CRIME to remain anonymous.

About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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