Wichita police arrest 3 teens for breaking car windows with baseball bats

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Wichita police say they've arrested three teenagers who were breaking car windows with baseball bats early Tuesday morning.

Officers responded at around 1:45 a.m. to a report of vandalism in progress in the 5200 block of East Pine, northwest of Central and Edgemoor. It was reported to police that juveniles were using bats to break vehicle windows. 

Information from witnesses led them to a nearby home in the 600 block of North Battin, where the three suspect were found hiding, the Wichita Police Department said on Facebook. 

The three male suspects, ages 13, 14 and 18, were arrested for six counts each of criminal damage to property. Officers also found bats believed to be used in the crimes. 

"Six vehicles were located in the area with windows damaged," WPD's post says. "Due to the quick actions of citizens contacting 911, we were able to make these arrests."

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Wichita police said last week that they've seen a rash of vandalism mainly happening between Oliver and Woodlawn from Central to 9th Street North. It wasn't immediately clear if the three teens who were arrested are the same seen in a video of suspects breaking windows at Edgemoor Park. 

If you see suspicious activity, you're asked to call 911 immediately. 

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