Genoa Township Police Chief Steve Gammill reported this week that vandalism suspects have been identified.
“Thanks to the great work of Officer Hutchinson, call sign “Grinchbuster,” suspects have been identified in some of the recent incidents of destruction or thefts of Christmas decorations,” Gammill said.
“It seems there was a group of youngsters who went out on a sleepover gone wrong. Appropriate steps are being taken to resolve the situation to the victims’ satisfaction. This solves several, but not all, of the incidents and we have also recovered some of the stolen decorations in other locations. Work continues to nip this in the bud.”
The Genoa Township Police Department received at least 15 reports of theft and vandalism during the overnight hours from Dec. 2-4.
The suspects were taking and/or damaging holiday decorations in the front yards of homes. Among the damaged property was a wreath laying in the middle of Worthington Road.
“I can only imagine that somewhere little Cindy Lou Who and the residents of Whoville are smiling a little wider, up North Rudolph’s nose shining a bit brighter, and Buddy the Elf is spreading Christmas cheer by singing loudly for all to hear.” Gammill said.
Police are reminding residents that if you see something report it to police.