LAFAYETTE, Colo. - Lafayette police have arrested four adults in a BB gun shooting spree in which windows were shot out on nearly 40 vehicles and homes, police said.
Lafayette Police Cmdr. Gene McCausey said a high-powered CO2-gas BB pistol was used in the attacks that stretched over the past few nights.
At 11:56 p.m. Wednesday, police arrested three Lafayette residents: Nicholas Lujan, 19, Devin Lujan, 21, and Jessica Richards, 20. Also arrested was Matthew Ball, 21, who told police he's from Wilson, Kan. They are accused of criminal mischief, the legal charge for vandalism.
McCausey said the suspects admitted to driving around town shooting out vehicle and residential windows with the BB pistol. Evidence recovered by police includes the BB pistol, about 20 spent CO2-gas cartridges and about 1,000 steel BBs in a container that originally held 6,000 BBs, McCausey said.
Police are still discovering shattered windows, and McCausey said damage may exceed $30,000. Lafayette police are working with surrounding agencies to determine if the suspects are also responsible for recent similar damage in other communities.
McCausey said when investigators asked why the adults went on the costly vandalism rampage, one suspect said, "This is what (we) did for fun while living in Kansas."
The investigation is ongoing. Lafayette residents who have been victimized by the vandalism spree are asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department at 303-665-5571. Other area residents should file a report with their local police department.