String of vandalism hits Leland neighborhood

Reported by Kristy Ondo - bio|email
Posted by Debra Worley - email

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Many residents in Leland are double checking their locks, fearing they'll be the next target in a string of vandalism in the Landvale Trace subdivision.

When resident Heather Stevenson went to leave her house Wednesday morning, she found her car missing.  She accused her husband of playing a joke on her, but later learned someone stole her SUV from her driveway overnight.

"The thing that scares me the most is not only feeling violated, but feeling like we were targeted," said Stevenson.

Stevenson's neighbors also fell victim to the car thief.  Someone had cut through the plastic windows of their Jeep and took items they liked from inside.

It was a similar story just a few houses down from them, where Michael Ferguson found his guns missing from his vehicle.

"I had three guns in my vehicle: one beside the center console and two between the seat, and somebody broke in and took everything," said Ferguson.

Ferguson says two of his family's cars were vandalized, but valuable items like a GPS and a stereo were untouched.

According to Stevenson, officials told her more than 30 similar incidents had been reported in the neighborhood in the last week.

No one from the Leland Police Department wouldn't comment about the string of vandalism.  They did, however, say they are working on it.

Copyright 2010 WECT. All rights reserved.