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home : opinions : editorials October 6, 2015

9/25/2013 11:16:00 AM
It's near impossible to understand vandalism of service vans

What kind of person would destroy vans that transport elderly and/or wheelchair-bound people to doctor appointments?

Angels on Duty has had to discontinue the transportation portion of its business this week after unidentified miscreants - which a police report refers to as vandals - so badly damaged three vans that the insurance company termed them totaled.

The lawbreakers broke into one van, rammed it into the others, drove off and finally abandoned it, but not before smashing most of its windows and breaking the steering column. Another van's door with access to a wheelchair lift was caved in, and can't be opened. Sadly, insurance won't cover the cost of replacing even one of the vehicles.

Even sadder, this isn't the first time Angels on Duty has lost a van to crooks. A year ago, someone stole a van and set it on fire near the Mexican border. That case remains unsolved.

The vans are parked in plain view of Highway 69. Sometimes, it simply takes an observant person who saw or heard something, maybe not realizing what it was, and is willing to come forward, to solve a crime.

Anyone who might have information that could lead to the arrest of the culprits is asked to call the Prescott Valley Police at 928-772-9267, or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.

Let's bring these people who have no thought for others to justice.

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