Arrests after dozens of vehicles smashed up outside Atlanta

Law enforcement northwest of Atlanta made a string of arrests after nearly 70 vehicles were damaged earlier this week.

Thursday, the Paulding County Sheriff's Office announced the arrests of Kevin Patrick, 18, of Dallas, Tristan Keith, 18, of Hiram and a 16-year-old boy.


According to Sheriff Gary Gulledge, the suspects threw rocks and used baseball bats to smash the windows of dozens of vehicles.

"We also discovered that they damaged many mailboxes and even drove over trash cans in some neighborhoods," Gulledge said in a news release.

Investigators said the locations were "sporadic" and not isolated to one specific area.

Patrick, Keith and the teen were arrested Wednesday night. They have all been charged with multiple counts of criminal damage to property.