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Superior teen arrested in connection with recent rash of vehicle vandalism

A Superior teenager has been arrested on suspicion of vandalizing dozens car windows in the Twin Ports over the past several months. Superior police Sgt. Derrick Hughes said detectives and uniformed officers from both the Duluth and Superior poli...

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A Superior teenager has been arrested on suspicion of vandalizing dozens car windows in the Twin Ports over the past several months.

Superior police Sgt. Derrick Hughes said detectives and uniformed officers from both the Duluth and Superior police departments arrested a 16-year-old boy after searching a home in the 1900 block of North 21st Street in Superior on Thursday.

Information had developed over the past several weeks leading them to look for a Dodge Grand Caravan in connection with the vandalism, Hughes said. They found the van, the suspect and several other people, including the van's owner, during their search.

The teenager confessed to vandalizing about 100 windows in the Twin Ports in recent months, Hughes said, and was placed at the Arrowhead Juvenile Center in Duluth pending further proceedings.

Hughes said the teen had an accomplice who has not yet been located.

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Superior police had previously sought the public's help in solving a rash of overnight vehicle window shootings dating back to November. The vandalism appeared to have been caused by a BB or pellet gun; the victims seemed to have been chosen at random, police said.

Some vehicles had one window shot out, others three. All makes and models were targeted and attacks occurred throughout the city.

In February, more than three dozen vehicle and home windows were damaged by a BB gun in Duluth's East Hillside neighborhood.

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