Man Escapes From Assisted Housing, Vandalizes Police Vehicles

By KBJR News 1

June 19, 2012 Updated Jun 19, 2012 at 6:26 PM CDT

PROCTOR, MN (Northland's NewsCenter)---Authorities estimate it will cost more than $2,000 to repair damages to the police squad cars vandalized early Tuesday morning.

Police say a 24-year-old man vandalized three squad cars around 2:30 a.m. at the Proctor Police Department.

The suspect, a resident in an assisted living facility, used a large rock to smash the front windshields of two Duluth squads and one Proctor squad.

One of the driver windows is also smashed and each car has numerous scratches and dents to its body.

When the officer on duty confronted the suspect he reportedly ran away on foot.

The suspect admitted to vandalizing the cars once the police officer caught up with him.

Police say the suspect has a history of smashing vehicles.

"I'm very happy that none of our civilian population was damaged," Chief Walter Wobig said. "They didn't wake up to find their cars smashed up or anything else. No one was hurt or injured during this incident."

Police filed a property damages report with St. Louis County.

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