The Newman Police Department was called out to two different reports of vandalism, with vehicles being damaged in both cases.

The first case was reported at 3:48 p.m. Aug. 26 in the 1300 block of Q Street. The reporting party found that the gas lines on a Chevrolet Avalanche and another pickup truck had been cut. The damage was estimated at $120.

The department had no suspects or leads on the case and it was closed.

At 2:14 a.m. Aug. 29 the police department dispatched an officer to the 400 block of Fig Lane after a resident reported tires had been slashed on a vehicle.

A neighbor said he heard a vehicle approaching the 600 block of Fig Lane at a high rate of speed. The vehicle, later described as a white Chevy pickup, stopped and the driver turned off the headlights. The neighbor then heard two “loud whooshing” sounds coming from the direction of where the truck had stopped. 

The neighbor then saw the pickup flee northbound on Fig Lane and then eastbound on Jensen Road. The neighbor went to investigate and found that his neighbor’s rear tires had been stabbed. The damage was estimated at $80.

The case was closed for lack of leads, according to the police department.