VIDEO REPORT: Beaver Dam Police Use New Tools to Crack Down on Vandals

By: Sally Mamdooh Email
By: Sally Mamdooh Email

Posted: Friday, April 27, 2012 --- 10:16p.m.

For the past two months the city of Beaver Dam has seen a lot of vandalism.

Police say they've responded to nearly 70 incidents that date back to early March.

The victims range from home owners, business owners, car owners to even the city itself.

Police say they found obscene graffiti drawn on the the city's water tower.

Even though vandalism is common, police say the volume of these cases is alarming for a town this size.

With no clear motives, zeroing in on a suspect is becoming a challenge for law enforcement.

Police say they are taking a new approach while fighting this damaging trend. The department plans to increase police presence on every street corner along with using a new technology to track down the suspects.

Police won't elaborate on what the new technology they're using is, but they do say it will help them get closer to cracking the case.

"We have taken some steps as far as a preventive nature but also some steps that we hope can assist us, not only resolving this type of activity, but certainly assist us in the future with holding those who are responsible accountable,” said Beaver Dam Detective Ryan Klavekoske.

Anyone one who notices anything suspicious is urged to call police.

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