Family living in fear after series of vandalism attacks leave them feeling vulnerable

Posted at 10:15 PM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 22:15:12-04

New Baltimore Police are hoping a surveillance video may be able to help them solve a series of vandal attacks that have left a family feeling vulnerable inside the house that they've only called home for a little over a year.

Over the last 14 months, vandals have caused thousands of dollars in damage, including grass killer being sprayed on the lawn and landscaping, tainting of the family's new pool with an unknown colored substance, cutting the lines on the air conditioner, and hooking up a hose, with water running, to the dryer vent which caused a flood in the family's basement. 

"Someone could have been electrocuted," said Detective Ken Stevens.

Police believe the vandals may be upset with a previous owner of the house on McKinley Street where large pellets from a BB gun were also used to shoot out windows.

Surveillance video released to 7 Action News on Thursday shows a man ride up on a bicycle and spray some of the landscaping with plant killer. He was using a sprayer that had been attached to the bike.

Anyone who may be able to identify the man is urged to call New Baltimore Police at 586-725-2181. And tipsters can remain anonymous.

Click on the video above to see Kimberly Craig's report from New Baltimore.