Four arrested after East Campus vandalism

policeThree men and a boy were arrested Thursday after a vandalism spree in the Amarillo College East Campus housing neighborhood.

Xavier Ford, 23; Nick Huang, 20; Davadjae Donald, 19; and Daytren Donald, 17, were each booked into the Potter County Detention Center on a charge of criminal mischief over $20,000, according to the Amarillo Police Department.

Amarillo College Police Department Cpl. Scott Acker said the charge is a third degree felony, most likely because of the amount of damage done in the incident. Police said 37 cars were damaged in the area, which included but is not limited to Eldorado , Hacienda, Lariat and Durango streets. The vehicles had broken windows or damage to the body of the vehicles, police said.

About 11:20 a.m., police responded to the 1400 block of Kimberly on reports of someone shooting vehicle windows with a BB gun. APD officers stopped a gray Ford Taurus that was occupied by the four people arrested near Spur 228 and East Interstate 40 as it was exiting the area.

“They pretty much admitted they were out there shooting,” Acker said.

Nine handgun-style BB guns were found in the Taurus, along with what Acker said was a large amount of BBs for the guns. The guns use carbon dioxide cartridges to shoot the BBs, police said.

Acker said police were unsure why the men and boy, all from Amarillo but not residents of that neighborhood, were shooting the vehicles or why they chose that area. No one was injured in the incident, he said.

The incident is still under investigation. APD officers searched the area for damaged vehicles, but said they were not able to contact all the owners.

“They tried their best to go through the whole neighborhood,” Acker said. “There may be more (discovered) this morning.”

Police ask anyone who discovers damage to their vehicle and has not spoken to an officer to call Sgt. Gerardo Bribiesca at 806-378-9410 and provide the make, model, and license plate number of your vehicle, and a description of all damage.

Acker said those calling to report damages can refer to case number 2014-523456.

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