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Gladstone residents concerned over string of recent vandalism

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Geri Townsend and her husband have lived on 65th Terrace for nearly 29 years, and they have never had anyone destroy their property before. (Kelli Taylor) Geri Townsend and her husband have lived on 65th Terrace for nearly 29 years, and they have never had anyone destroy their property before. (Kelli Taylor)
GLADSTONE, MO (KCTV) -

A string of vandalism in Gladstone overnight has people wondering why it happened.

Geri Townsend and her husband have lived on 65th Terrace for nearly 29 years, and they have never had anyone destroy their property before.

“There’s never been anything. This is a very quiet and friendly neighborhood and we’re on a dead-end street. Who would ever want to come down and do anything down here? I just couldn’t believe it. It just doesn’t happen, but it did,” she said.

Townsend explained that when her husband came out to get the paper, he noticed a statue in their yard was broken down, but did not think anything of it. Later, he noticed a basket full of flowers on its side with the handle broken. A bench was tipped over, and another statue broken.

They were not the only ones in the area hit by the vandals.

The police told Townsend there were 17 other victims of vandalism in the area when they came out to take her report.

She said everything that was damaged had sentimental value and it will have to be replaced.

Police are still investigating the incidents. Officers said the vandals could be in big trouble if they’re caught due to the number of homes involved.

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