Nearly 100 vehicles keyed in Perrysburg, Rossford
PERRYSBURG, Ohio (WTVG) - Perrysburg Police are asking for the public’s help obtaining information after nearly 100 vehicles were vandalized across Perrysburg and Rossford.
According to police, it happened overnight Monday, June 6, 2022, into the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 7, 2022.
“We discovered all of our cars along here were scratched,” said Vicki Melms, who lives at Three Meadows Apartments in Perrysburg. Melms said nearly 60 cars in their parking lot were keyed or scratched, including her leased Jeep Renegade.
“This is a lease, which means I have to have it fixed perfectly before I take it in so I don’t get fined,” she said.
About five miles away from there, Matt Brusoe said his neighborhood was also hit by vandals with about 15 cars damaged.
“It’s frustrating that someone deliberately caused damage to someone else’s vehicles,” Brusoe said, who had his pickup-truck keyed. “Especially the number of vehicles they caused damage to is really frustrating.”
All the vehicles vandalized have one thing in common, according to Perrysburg Police Chief, Patrick Jones.
“They have a capital letter “A” and sometimes it’s sideways on the vehicle,” Jones said. “We don’t know what it means.”
“If it was one or two cars, maybe someone had an angry ex, but when all of them have the very same symbol, there is something else going on,” said Melms.
Chief Jones said the area is not limited to Perrysburg and there are reports of several vehicles also damaged in the Rossford area.
“It’s frustrating,” said Jones. “Ultimately, I think this boils down to a lack of respect for people’s property.”
Jones said they are investigating and asking Perrysburg residents to check home security footage if they live in the following areas:
- Delaware Drive
- Ottawa Lane
- Chippewa Lane and Eckel Junction Rd.
- 100 block of Louisiana Ave.
- 100 block of East and West Front St.
- Three Meadows Apartments on Three Meadows Ct.
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