According to the police department, a woman was arrested after reportedly smashing the windshields on seven Ontario Police Department vehicles on Aug. 27 with concrete landscaping borders and calling dispatchers to report herself.
Theresa Wes was arrested on seven counts of first-degree criminal mischief. She also was charged with one count of obstructing governmental administration by “intentionally damaging the majority of police vehicles available for patrols and responses to calls."
The damage, both to the windows and bodies of the vehicles, is estimated at around $15,000.
Protecting Patrol Vehicles
The Malheur Enterprise reported that city leaders are discussing ways to ensure an incident like this doesn't happen again.
The police chief wants to fence in the parking lot to mitigate risks to the vehicles. The city manager told the Malheur Press that he is developing a security fencing plan and putting cost estimates together to discuss at an opcoming council meeting.