Frankfort Police said two teenagers may be responsible for more than 20 vehicles — many state-owned — that were vandalized early Wednesday morning.
Capt. Robert Warfel said officers were called to the parking garage behind the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet on Mero Street just before 5 a.m. after someone noticed damage to some of the vehicles parked there.
When officers arrived, Warfel said the damage spread farther than they originally thought. A total of 21 damaged vehicles were found in both the parking garage and in the parking lot behind the apartment buildings at 700 Wilkinson Blvd.
Some were personally owned, he said, but many were state-issued vehicles.
Nearly all of them had their tires slashed.
“Some had four tires cut, some had two tires cut, some had one tire cut,” he said.
A few vehicles also had other damage to their windows or doors. Warfel said the suspect or suspects stole some minor items — such as change — out of those.
Warfel said surveillance footage from the parking garage showed two males — who appeared to be in their late teens — hanging around some of the damaged vehicles.
The footage also allegedly shows them swinging an unknown object toward at least one of the vehicles.
The two covered their faces with their shirts, Warfel said.
If caught, those responsible will likely face charges for criminal mischief.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Frankfort Police at 502-875-8523.
Tips can also be given anonymously through Frankfort Crime Stoppers by calling 502-875-8648 or online at www.frankfortcrimestoppers.com.
Anonymous tips can also be sent through text message to 274637 by typing FCS and then the tip.