Fort Dodge Police investigating vandalisms from Monday morning

By: Matt Scher, [email protected]

Fort Dodge, IA – Fort Dodge Police are investigating a long list of vandalism reports from early Monday morning.

Around 5:46 a.m. Monday morning, people began calling into the Webster County Law Enforcement Center with reports of windows that had been damaged.

The police department had taken around 40 reports of criminal mischief. Some people called in, but did not make a formal report. The vandals hit car windows, house windows, and one business, Smitty’s Garden Center, had the main front door window shattered.

“We’re looking for anybody that has video of any kind, pictures, or heard or seen anything suspicious because we’re trying to get to the bottom of this. Was it one person, was it two people, were they in a vehicle?” said Fort Dodge Police Chief Dennis Quinn.

“We’re just trying to gather all the evidence we can get right now, and we’re continuing to investigate it right now. We are getting some videos coming in and our detectives are going through that right now, we’re not releasing any information as to where the investigation is right now, but we are still continuing investigate it.”

It is believed the incidents took place between 2-6 a.m. on Monday morning.

Anyone with information, or video is asked to contact the Fort Dodge Police Department. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Webster County Crime Stoppers by calling (515) 573‐1444 (STOP), online at or by texting “LEC” to CRIMES (274637).