On July 22, 2018, Los Banos police responded to the 400 block of Birchwood Avenue for a report of vandalism to multiple vehicles. At least 10 vehicles were damaged with what is believed to be a projectile from a BB gun.

Vehicles were targeted in the 200-500 block of Birchwood Avenue, 500 block of Cabernet, and the 500 block of Hardwood Court. Two males are seen on video surveillance running in the area of the 400 block of Birchwood Avenue with what may be a BB gun.

We ask that residents in these areas check their home surveillance systems for video on July 22, 2018, between the hours of 3:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. We are looking for additional video evidence of the suspects in this case.

To leave an anonymous crime tip call (209) 827-7070, ext. 288. If you have access to a computer and the internet you can leave an anonymous tip at the Police Department’s web page at At the bottom of the contact page simply click on the “report graffiti and other crime” link or contact the Merced Area Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-855-725-2420, or at

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