Vandals hit Mahomet-Seymour buses

Vandals hit Mahomet-Seymour buses

MAHOMET - Police are asking for information about vandals who damaged several school buses this weekend.

A preliminary estimate of the damage is "well over" $10,000, Mahomet police Chief Michael Metzler said Sunday evening.

Between 3 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday, someone punctured tires on several Mahomet-Seymour school district buses, said Mahomet police Chief Michael Metzler in a release. 

Someone also spray-painted vulgar grafitti on several buses and on the bus barn, Metzler said. The bus barn is at 302 N. Division, Mahomet.

Metzler said he believes five buses were damaged.

Police ask that anyone with information call them at 586-5533 or Crimestoppers at 373-TIPS.


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birdfarmer wrote on May 06, 2013 at 8:05 am

Mahomet has Illinois Routes 150 and 47 passing through town and the Mahomet police seem to spend all their time hiding at one of those roads waiting to catch someone with a burned out license plate light, an admittedly serious breech of social order.  If they actually patrolled the town, they might not need help from residents to do what should be their job, actual policing,  like finding the burglers that hit six businesses or preventing the fair amount of vandalism that constantly occurs in town.

alumni90 wrote on May 06, 2013 at 10:05 am

I totally agree with you.