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Vandals deface homes, vehicles in Nixa neighborhood

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(Nixa, Mo.--12/04/17) Police are investigating after spray paint was splashed across properties in a Nixa neighborhood.

Law enforcement is now asking for the publics' help in finding whose responsible.

"It’s very frustrating to us to see such senseless crimes being it effecting our citizens," explains Nixa Patrol Officer Darren Whisnant. 

Cleanup is still underway after vandals spray painted several homes, cars, and community buildings. Most of the vandalism is considered vulgar and offensive, some of the graffiti takes up the entire length of garages.

"The spray painting may not sound like much until you’re the victim of that and your vehicle now has words sprayed painted on it or your house and now you have to try and get that fixed."

Whisnant says the department is working to find out who caused the damage.

"Use some common sense and have some courtesy. Realize it’s not just spray painting your 417 dope slinger on a wall. It’s effecting other people, their property."

Authorities say they have stepped up police surveillance to make sure this doesn't happen again.

"We’re out patrolling our streets throughout the neighborhoods and stuff day and night to try and prevent anything to give that deturance to the criminal element of committing those crimes.

People who live here say they can't figure out who could do such a senseless crime, calling their street a quiet neighborhood.

Jera Cooperman is a Nixa resident and tells FOX5,"it’s ridiculous. I mean obviously they had to much time on their hands and i don’t know people are just not raised right anymore."

Jera Cooperman has lived in the neighborhood for the past three years. She says this type of crime is not common. While she was not a victim of the recent rash of of incidents, the vandalism has her concerned.

"It’s very frustrating and there’s not much you can really do cause the police can’t be here every minute so you just have to hope for the best."

Police say no arrests have been made and the investigation is still ongoing. 

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