Police investigating more than 40 reports of vandalism in Laurel County

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT/WYMT) - Sheriff's deputies in Laurel County say they're investigating more than 40 cases of vandalism, most of which happened the morning after Christmas.

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says vandals threw bricks and rocks through the windows of homes and cars, and destroyed some mailboxes.

Vandalism reports came in from many parts of the county, including Highway 80, Tom Cat Trail, Earl Howard Road, Highway 830, Highway 1189, and Lily Road.

"You lose your sense of feeling secure, when you lay down at night you don't have that safe feeling," said Edith Tolbert.

Tolbert had large rocks from her yard thrown through her windows around 3 a. m. Thursday morning.

At one home a shovel was thrown through a window.

"Can you imagine if an adult or a child was on the other side of one of these windows that was busted out by a brick or rock," said Deputy Gilbert Acciardo with the Laurel County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say they're looking for a tan van that may be involved in the vandalism.

They're also looking for surveillance video that may show the suspects.