The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

December 12, 2012

Police ID vandalism suspects, seek more reports

Staff reports
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Police have identified the suspects involved in a recent spate of vandalism, and want anyone who had Christmas decorations destroyed or damaged to make a report.

“The Enid Police Department received several tips regarding vandalisms of Christmas decorations in the Enid area, based on a story that ran in the Enid News & Eagle ...,” EPD Sgt. Dustin Albright said in a news release Wednesday. “Detective John Robinson was assigned the investigation and has been able to identify the juveniles involved in these incidents. The Enid Police Department is encouraging anyone that had decorations stolen or vandalized to make a police report so it can be included in this investigation.”

Once the investigation is complete, Albright said, information will be forwarded to the district attorney’s office, which will decide if charges will be filed.

The News & Eagle published a story Tuesday documenting damage done at one home Sunday night, in which several decorations were damaged or destroyed. After that story published, several other people came forward on Facebook saying they also were victims of vandalism.

Anyone with information that will lead to the arrest or prosecution of suspects in any crime is urged to call Garfield County Crime Stoppers at (580) 233-6233. People also can text a tip from a cell phone by texting to 274637 and typing “Enid” in the subject field. Tips also can be submitted via the Internet by going to

Tipsters can earn a reward up to $1,000 and will not be required to testify and will not be identified.  Callers also may call EPD at 242-7000.