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Break in neighborhood vandalism spree

By: Angela Beavin Email
By: Angela Beavin Email

Overnight, police took four people into custody, who they believe are involved in the vandalism of several cars and even a home in the Masterson Station community earlier this week.

Police investigation led them back to Mable Ln. For people who live in the neighborhood, they say they're happy to hear about the progress police are making.

"I'm glad of it," says David Griffith, whose truck was vandalized.

Now a couple of days later, police are cracking down on the neighborhood crime.

They took four people: Blake Bancroft, Jason Roderick Coleman, Justin Ryan Kinney and a juvenile into custody.

Police say it started on Sandersville Rd. Thursday morning when they got a phone call about someone refusing to leave a home. That investigation led them to nearby Mable Ln. where they arrested the juvenile for receiving stolen property and Bancroft for 3rd degree assault.

"When the officers got here, they actually located the person who was initially the focus of the call. And after talking with them and some of the folks, they related that there might be some other peripheral things that have happened," says Sgt. David Ashford with Lexington Police.

Police say Tuesday's vandalism could be connected with recent break-ins as well.

For people who live in the neighborhood, they say they feel better knowing police are getting to the bottom of things.

"We have a lot of people that are walking and jogging and walking their dogs. They're not used to it and I'm not used to it. And I am glad that they finally have found some people to arrest," Griffith says.

Blake Bancroft's assault charge comes from tussling with a police officer. Justin Ryan Kinney faces felony and misdemeanor charges for theft by unlawful taking. And Jason Roderick Coleman was cited for possession of drug paraphanalia.

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