By mid-afternoon Monday, the North Platte Police Department received nearly 200 damage reports from a rash of BB gun shootings a week earlier.
The damage caused by BB guns amounts to nearly $62,000, Public Information Officer Rodney Brown said, and the total is still adding up.
That sum represents the vast majority of reports, but is still preliminary. Brown said some reported incidents are still being processed and investigators have not received all official estimates.
Victims who have reported damages should collect an estimate from a glass repair business and submit it to the police department in the city's Public Safety Building at 715 S. Jeffers.
Damage reports started around 12:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, with a reported vandalism in the parking lot of the Platte River Mall. The juvenile victim said both rear tires were slit and several windows damaged on his vehicle. The windows were apparently hit with a blunt object.
It was the first of many reports of damaged vehicle windows and windows of commercial businesses, police said, most from drive-by BB gun shootings. At 3:30 a.m., four suspects were apprehended -- Justin Belsky, 20, and three juveniles.