Portland police are asking for the public’s help in finding the person or persons responsible for shooting out several car windows in the Emery Street area on Portland’s peninsula.

Residents reported windows broken in eight cars between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Five of the cars were on Emery Street and one on Spring Street, as well as two on Birchwood Drive on the northwest side of the city. All the windows were on the side facing the street and police believe a BB or pellet gun was used, police said.

The total damage caused is more than $4,000, police said.

Police asked that anyone with information call 874-8584 or online at www.portland-police.com.

David Hench can be contacted at 791-6327 or at:

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