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Vandals Spray Paint Homes, Cars, Signs In Simpsonville Neighborhoods

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SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. -

Greenville County deputies are trying to figure out who vandalized more than a dozen homes and vehicles in four different neighborhoods in Simpsonville's Sparrow Point community.  At least 16 residents reported having vulgar language and profanity spray painted on their cars, garage doors, driveways, and fences.  Reports say residents were hit on Staffordshire Way, Karston Creek Drive, Ventana Court, Roper Mountain Road, and Squires Creek Road.

Imke Volkmann and her husband arrived home from vacation Sunday evening with their children to find their airstream camper covered in profanity.  "It was very bad," she says.  "We knew something bad had happened."  Neighbor Larry Kennedy noticed the vandalism while the Volkmann's were out of town, and called authorities.  "The deputies told me there were people all over the area that were having the problem."

In all, deputies say more than $20,000 in damage was done.

They have no suspects, but are not ruling out that it could possibly be the work of teenagers out of school on spring break, according to Master Deputy Laura Campbell.  "The message from the Sheriff's Office is that this is a crime," Campbell says.  "It's not a joke."

Campbell says deputies are in the area, prepared to increase patrols if necessary.

If you have any information on the cases, call the Greenville County Sheriff's Office or Crimestoppers at 23-CRIME.

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