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Several paintball incidents reported in city

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A paintball gun was used to damage homes and vehicles in five Columbus locations late last week, police said Monday.

The vandalism appears to have started Thursday night, according to Columbus police. The first incident, near 12th and Chestnut streets, was reported shortly after midnight Friday.

Minor paint damage to a vehicle was found during the first incident.

But in the four subsequent reports investigated later Friday, more extensive damage was discovered.

7:15 a.m. — 3200 block of Cessna Drive. Besides paint damage to both a house and vehicle, vandals cracked a car window.

8:25 a.m. — 4600 block of Clairmont Drive. Paint damage to the home and vehicle.

11:25 a.m. — 1700 block of Keller Avenue. Paint damage to the house and a car.

6:34 p.m. — 2200 block of California Street. Window screen on home shot out and paint damage to car window.

Police said while there were other acts of vandalism reported over the weekend, they don’t believe they are connected to the paintball incidents.

Police investigators are reminding citizens who may have information on the identity of the vandals that they can anonymously leave tips with the Columbus Police Department by calling 376-2600.

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