APD investigating vandalism, arson cases

APD investigating vandalism, arson cases

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Some Albany residents are fed up after their yards and property continue to be attacked as Albany police investigate a total of 11 cases, some involving arson and vandalism.

The Albany Police Department (APD) released video footage from the 2700 block of Shannon Road from last November. Police believe the suspect may also be connected to an arson and vandalism case in the same area on April 12.

The APD investigation is focused on the West Hampton/Woodbridge Subdivision area.

Police said there are two active cases on Shannon Road and six active cases on Wellington Drive.

Barbara Coleman’s SUV window was knocked out in the Wellington Drive area.

“I’m still terrified because it appears to be escalating,” said Coleman.

Barbara Coleman
Barbara Coleman (Source: WALB)

There are two active cases on Tunbridge Lane and one active case on Devon Drive.

Debbie Blanton said part of her front yard has been the target several times now.

”Of course it’s anxiety every morning when I get up I don’t know what I’m gonna see. None of us know but we’re really tired of it,” said Blanton.

Debbie Blanton
Debbie Blanton (Source: WALB)

Blanton said this is a nice neighborhood and neighbors take pride in their properties. She said these incidents are not going stop them from beautifying their neighborhood but now they’re watching each other’s backs and their community a little closer.

“We’re not gonna be run out off of our property, but yes, we’re gonna stay vigilant. I started a neighborhood watch” Blanton told WALB News 10.

Police do believe that all 11 cases are connected. However, they said that can’t be confirmed until a suspect can be identified and taken into custody.

If you recognize the person in the video or have any information about these vandalisms, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS or the Albany Police Department at (229) 431-2100 to speak with an investigator in the Property Crimes Unit.

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