Police investigating rash of glass vandalism in Turners Falls

  • At least 23 storefronts in downtown Turners Falls were vandalized over the weekend.  Staff Photo/Domenic Poli

  • At least 23 storefronts in downtown Turners Falls were vandalized over the weekend.  Staff Photo/Domenic Poli

Staff Writer
Published: 3/2/2020 5:31:31 PM

TURNERS FALLS — Authorities are investigating after near-identical patterns were found carved into glass windows of at least 23 storefronts in downtown Turners Falls over the weekend.

Police reportedly called the owners of the affected businesses Sunday morning after the damage was discovered. A couple of people called police to report the vandalism, which is believed to have taken place the previous night.

According to the Montague Police Department’s call log, the vandalism stretched from the Food City plaza to the Turners Falls-Gill Bridge. Det. Sgt. Joshua Hoffman is leading the investigation.

Dennis Booska Jr., owner of Booska’s Flooring on Avenue A, said the police contacted him about the vandalism. He said he called the building’s landlord, Paul Desilets, of Virginia, who told him he would contact Greenfield Glass to determine if the damage can be “buffed out.” Booska, however, thinks the vandalism is carved too deep into the glass to be repaired.

Reach Domenic Poli at: dpoli@recorder.com or 413-772-0261, ext. 262.




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