Somebody famous, I believe it was actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr., who once issued a great quote regarding vandalism. It was along the lines of, "Why is it when we destroy something created by man, it's called vandalism. But when we destroy something created by nature, it's called progress." Anyway, I'm paraphrasing.

Between last night(3/30) and today(3/31), there were multiple reports of vandalism received by the Pittsfield Police Department. According to a press release from the Pittsfield Police and an announcement on their Facebook page, most of the damage likely occurred during the late night or early morning hours.

Also, the incidents of vandalism weren't confined to one specific area in the city. Cases were reported at multiple locations in different parts of Pittsfield. And it appears that the majority of the damage was caused by the firing of BB and/or pellet guns.

Thankfully, no injuries have been reported at this time. Your assistance is needed. The Pittsfield Police are asking for the public's help in solving these crimes. Anyone who wishes to provide information regarding the vandalism is asked to contact the Pittsfield Police Department Detective Bureau at 413-448-9705.

The police are also asking for help from owners of video surveillance systems. If you are the owner of a business or residential video surveillance system, they ask you to please review the footage and report anything suspicious that may be tied to these acts. The info you provide, no matter how inconsequential you think it is, may be a world of help.

Information can also be provided anonymously via the Detective Bureau Tip Line at 413-448-9706, or by texting PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411).

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