An 18-year-old and two juvenile boys are arrested and charged with 50 counts of Felony Criminal Mischief.
El Paso County Sheriff's Office says that between 5 a.m. on Tuesday March 22 and 5:30 p.m. on Thursday March 24, they received multiple calls from citizens in the Security, Widefield, and Stratmoor Valley neighborhoods, reporting their vehicle windows being shot out by a BB gun.
The sheriff's office released the following information:
Detectives contacted a silver Chevy Impala matching the earlier description exiting the park near the area of Creekfront Drive and Parkglen Drive, in Widefield. While speaking to the occupants, the deputy observed several silver BB’s in the vehicle as well as multiple CO₂ cartridges. No BB guns were located at the time. The occupants were identified, and released. After the contact, the deputy checked the area of the park located at Creekfront Drive and Parkglen Drive and recovered two CO₂ BB guns.
At around 7:00 p.m. deputies again observed the silver Chevy Impala. The vehicle was stopped and the three occupants detained. The suspects are identified as 18 year old Melanie Ucker and two male juveniles.
Fifty Criminal Mischief case reports with estimated damages of approximately $21,000.00 have been taken by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office during this 60 hour period. Additionally, the Fountain Police Department has taken 22 similar cases during this same time frame.
Melanie Ucker has been arrested on 50 counts of Felony Criminal Mischief with a bond of $10,000.00. Two male juveniles will also be charged.
If anyone has any information relating to this case, please contact the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office at 719-390-5555. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.