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Three ITD vehicles damaged in vandalism

Posted at 12:18 PM, Jul 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-31 14:18:49-04

Ada County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who was seen outside the Idaho Transportation Department equipment lot at 8150 Chinden Boulevard on July 1st -- around the same time someone broke into an ITD van and drove the around inside.

Three ITD vehicles were hit and damaged, according to the Sheriff’s Office, with repair costs for each vehicle exceeding $1,000.

The damage occurred sometime between 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 1.

Detectives began their investigation July 3rd, after being contacted by ITD officials.

“The lot is fenced and gates are locked. It is unclear how the vandals got in. There is evidence they drove the ITD van and one of the ITD trucks around the lot at a high rate of speed and collided with another truck,” according to an ACSO news release.

“When they were done, the van and two trucks had damage to the bumpers,” the release stated.

A member of the public saw two vehicles going around the lot on July 1st and called Ada County dispatchers. But, when deputies arrived, the suspect or suspects were gone.

Detectives have not identified any suspects at this point, but would like to talk to the man caught by surveillance cameras riding his bike in the area.

Anyone with information should call Ada County non-emergency dispatch at 377-6790 or send an email to cau@adaweb.net