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GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Throughout the month of October, vandals have been using pumpkins to damage vehicles around Grants Pass, according to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS).
The first reports of pumpkin vandalism began on October 7 and continued through October 23, according to GPDPS. Authorities have received "nearly 50 complaints of vandalism to vehicles" since the incidents began.
Most of the incidents have occurred late in the evening or early in the morning hours. GPDPS believes that the vandals have been throwing whole pumpkins at car windows — often breaking through them. Some of the vehicles are believed to have been damaged by other, "unknown objects."
GPDPS believe that the suspects are driving around in a late 90s or early 2000s Buick Century Regal or a similar model. They think that it is tan or gold in color, with a large "round-shaped dent" on the passenger side rear quarter panel. The wheels are "actual rims," not hubcaps, and are star-shaped.
Authorities are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects responsible.