A man who shattered a window at an Exchange Bank in Santa Rosa is a person of interest in a Christmas Eve vandalism case at the Sonoma County administration complex in which the windshields of dozens of county vehicles were smashed. A surveillance camera recorded a man shattering a window with an unknown object at the bank, located at 2201 Mendocino Ave., around 2:45 a.m. on Dec. 24, Sgt. Michael Lazzarini said.About four hours later, county employees discovered that the windshields and windows of dozens of county vans and cars had been smashed at three locations in the nearby government complex, police said.”This was the same method the vehicles and buildings at the County Center were damaged, ” Lazzarini said in a news release. Lazzarini said the bank vandalism caused about $700 in damage. The damage to the 60 county vehicles vandalized with rocks and other objects is estimated at $35,000. The vehicles were parked in unsecured lots or on the street.The bank vandalism suspect is a light-skinned male who was wearing a blue beanie cap,a long-sleeve blue sweatshirt, blue jeans and black shoes. The sweatshirt has a white emblem on the front that appears to be the silhouette of a large animal similar to a dog or bear, or a distorted human face, Lazzarini said.Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect in the video. The Sonoma County Alliance’s “Take Back Out Community” program has offered a reward up to $2,500 for anyone who provides information leading to the arrest or conviction of the suspect in the county center vandalism.
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