Short of putting together a police lineup composed of members from area baseball teams and testing their arms, state troopers may have few ideas for what to do to stop the recent barrage of vandalism in Lower Macungie Township involving thrown objects.
One additional clue that might be helpful, however, was that a red Dodge or Chrysler minivan was seen leaving one neighborhood following an incident, police said.
While it's true there have been some clusters of activity, no clear pattern is apparent. And the weapons of choice this summer have varied from eggs to rocks to patio furniture. Even a stray jar candle wasn't safe. It didn't do the vehicle it hit much good, either.
Several incidents were reported the weekend of July 21 and 22. Mark A. Butsavage reported that eggs were thrown at his vehicle parked near 2644 Fieldview Drive, according to . The jar candle was thrown at the vehicle of Joseph James Hersh near the same address. A passenger side door was scratched as a result. Both were reported about 7:30 p.m. July 21.
Eggs were thrown overnight Saturday at a vehicle owned by Vanda Kramer Carrier at 5270 Greens Drive, police said. Various unspecified food items were thrown at the vehicle of Ledonne Marie Dieter of 7528 Buttercup Road that overnight as well. And, Amanda Hujsa of 1795 Aster Road reported that rocks were thrown at her vehicle that was parked along the curb overnight Sunday, causing minor damage.
Police about a week ago released that they had arrested three area teens for allegedly throwing eggs at 11 vehicles on July 3 in the 2900 through 3200 blocks of Sequoia Drive. Still, the criminal mischief has continued.
Police ask that anyone with information contact them at 610-395-1438.