Cars vandalized over the weekend


Spray paint damaged the hood of a car this weekend, according to a report from the Riley County Police Department.

A 2001 Dodge belonging to Michael Gibson was reported damaged sometime between 5 and 7 p.m. on March 5 at 1837 College Heights. The hood of the car had been spray painted causing damages of $500.

A 2004 Acura belonging to Ryan Freed was also damaged when an object was thrown at the hood. The incident occurred between 10:30 p.m. on March 5 and 7:50 a.m. on March 6 at 3018 Sandstone. The damages were estimated at $700.

There were also damages reported to a car belonging to Monica Milligan of Gravois Mills, Mo. According to the report, Milligan’s 2003 Range Rover was damaged sometime between 5:30 p.m. on March 6 and 2 p.m. on March 7. The car had scratches on the front driver side door and fender and a punctured driver’s side rear tire. A University of Kansas emblem was also removed from the car. The value of damages was $1,400.

The Riley County Police Department found itself busy this weekend, while students were out celebrating the Fake Patty’s Day holiday.

Over the weekend there were more than 30 reported incidents of minors in possession of alcohol, and nearly 20 counts of driving under the influence, according to a RCPD report Lt. Herbert Crosby Jr. said they are still going through paperwork from this weekend’s festivities.

One woman was transported to Mercy Regional Health Center this weekend after her vehicle was struck from behind.

According to Crosby, Jennifer Oswalt, 20, was transported when her 2007 Pontiac G6 was hit by another vehicle.

Crosby said Oswalt apparently braked when a car pulled out in front of her. Brandon Stewart, 16, struck her from behind while driving a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, at the 4000 block of Tuttle Creek Boulevard.

Oswalt was transported after complaint of head and neck pain, and Stewart was given a citation for following too closely.