Man charged with vandalizing LPD cruisers facing more charges following reports of smashed cars
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A Lincoln man is facing more vandalism charges after Lincoln Police said he vandalized police cruisers, as well as cars and homes nearby.
As of Wednesday, Ibsa Mohamed was arrested and is facing 10 counts of criminal mischief ($0-$500), two counts of criminal mischief ($500-$1,500) and one county of felony criminal mischief ($1,500-$5,000).
Between 4:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, officers responded to 11 incidents near 10th and D Streets.
Police said 11 cars had hard objects thrown through them, damaging windows, as well as damage to both the inside and outside of the cars. According to police, three homes had hard objects thrown through the windows.
LPD said in one report, a concrete cinder block was thrown at a car smashing the windshield, causing dents on the hood, as well as scratches to car.
Around 6 a.m., police said an officer was seated in their cruiser on the west side of the Hall of Justice when they heard a loud banging sound.
According to police, the officer got out and saw a man, identified as Mohamed, yelling at their cruiser and noticed several other cruisers that were parked in the area had been damaged. Police believe the man used a large piece of metal to damage the cruisers.
LPD said they were able to take Mohamed into custody without incident, however he continued yelling and refused to give officers his name.
Police said two cruisers sustained damage ranging from scratches to dents.
Further investigation linked Mohamed to the previous incidents of vandalism, according to police.
LPD said preliminary estimates, Mohamed caused just over $6,000 worth of damage, including approximately $200 worth of damage to LPD vehicles.
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