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July 30, 2013

They’re looking for you

Truck captured on video

Dalton Police Department investigators hope a member of the public will recognize what appears to be a late model Ford F-150 that was captured on video driving past Pye Honda at approximately 4 a.m. on July 23. They believe the truck was used during a vandalism spree that damaged windows of at least 50 area businesses.

Investigators believe a person or persons used some type of slingshot and marbles to damage the windows.  

The truck is a light color, most likely silver, DPD says, with silver wheels. Anyone with information on the incidents or the identity of the driver of the truck is asked to call Detective Greg Bates at (706) 278-9085, ext. 137.

The police department said last week that some 43 businesses in the city had their windows broken, probably between 4 and 5 a.m. Areas affected were Thornton Avenue, Hamilton Street, Walnut Avenue, Glenwood Avenue and Morris Street.

The Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office said seven businesses in its jurisdiction had their windows busted at around the same time. The vandal or vandals hit three businesses on South Dixie Highway and four more on East Walnut Avenue outside the city limits.

Officials say they are investigating all of the crimes as part of a series.

“Our investigators are talking to the Dalton police and cooperating with them,” Capt. Rick Swiney with the sheriff’s office said last week.

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