Pittsfield Police investigating weekend vandalism cases

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PITTSFIELD -- A slew of vandalism hit the city over the weekend, but no suspects have been identified, according to police.

Pittsfield Police Capt. John Mullin said that Belanger Athletic Field on Newell Street was targeted by vandals who spraypainted profanities on the field's snack shop, utility building and on the walking track.

Police believe the vandalism occurred sometime between 9 p.m. Saturday and early Sunday morning.

Mullin said the city's maintenance department was called in to clean up the graffiti.

A school zone sign on Cooper Parkway and Whittier Avenue was also spraypainted.

Police said the two incidents may be connected.

A few blocks from Cooper Parkway, two cars were also vandalized with spray paint.

One was parked on Bishop Parkway, the other on nearby Arlington Street.

In another act of what police are considering vandalism, a person driving on North Street at about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday had the rear driver's side window of their car smashed as they were at a red light near the intersection of North and Linden streets.

"There was no foreign object found in the vehicle," said Mullin.

Anyone who may have information on these crimes is asked to call the Pittsfield Police at (413) 448-9700.


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