Havre de Grace police car found damaged in Belcamp

A Havre de Grace police car was found vandalized in Belcamp at the end of last week, the Harford County Sheriff's Office reported.

One of the rear tires of the 2011 Chevy Tahoe patrol vehicle was punctured when the vehicle was discovered parked in the 1400 block of Dalmation Place at about 7:30 a.m. last Friday, Sheriff's Office spokesman Edward Hopkins said.

The vandalism occurred sometime between 7 p.m. on Jan. 16 and the time it was found, Hopkins said.

Damage is estimated at $200, he said.

"Havre de Grace police has a take-home car program," Hopkins said. "I suspect the officer lived in the area."

Havre de Grace police spokesman Ofc. Jeff Gilpin said nothing seemed to indicate the police officer was targeted.

"As far as one of our vehicles getting vandalized, it is unfortunate that some people simply have a disdain for law enforcement in general," he said. "Incidents such as this unfortunately come with the territory. No one is exempt from becoming a victim."

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