Downtown Shawnee merchants are on alert and police have reportedly stepped up patrols after several storefront windows were busted out along Main Street this past week.
Incident reports released Friday, Feb. 14, by the Shawnee Police Department show at least three incidents were recorded, one over the previous weekend and two others sometime late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
At Linda Agee's Marquee Realty office at 425 E. Main, the front glass was shattered, but it appeared no entry was made into the building. According to the officer's report, the damage appeared to have been caused by a small caliber weapon, possibly a pellet or air pistol rifle.
Agee said the glass replacement cost for her business was well over $300.
Nearby, at 723 E. Main, the owners of Greens Corner also reported a broken window at that location.
Another incident also was reported at The Arts @ 317, located at 317 E. Main, where a bullet hole was reported through a front window.