published Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

A number of businesses in Dalton area vandalized

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    The Dalton Police Department has announced it is investigating up to 40 reports of vandalism of area businesses that occurred overnight.
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The Dalton Police Department has announced it is investigating up to 40 reports of vandalism of area businesses that occurred overnight.

A police department news release said glass windows were broken at businesses in the area of Thornton Avenue, Hamilton Street, Glenwood Avenue, and Walnut Avenue.

Police said they thinkmarbles were used as projectiles to break out the windows at some of the locations.

Area businesses affected by the vandals include the Panda Express at 1521 W. Walnut Ave., Al Johnson Volkswagen at 1202 N. Glenwood Avenue, Crutchfield Furniture at 209 N. Hamilton Street, Buckin' Burrito at 212 N. Hamilton St., Audio Innovations at 1781 E. Walnut Ave., and the BB&T Bank at 2500 E. Walnut Ave.

Police said the businesses weren’t entered nor did anything appear to be stolen.

Also there weren’t any reports of injuries from the broken glass.

Investigators from the police department is working to compile video from the area of affected businesses.

Anyone with information or with video should contact Detective Greg Bates at 706-278-9085, extension 137.

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