Video surveillance and tips from the public led Lincoln police to an 18-year-old man who they say smashed windows of 62 vehicles and houses.

The vandalism, which caused an estimated $25,000 in damage, began after 3 a.m. June 5, police said. Incidents were reported from about 34th and Y Streets to 61st and Vine Streets.

Witnesses told police that vandals were in a dark-colored hatchback and were smashing windows with a baseball bat or golf club.

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On Sunday, a vehicle suspected of being involved in the vandalism was found, and the owner let police search it. Officers found a bat and a golf club inside.

On Wednesday, the 18-year-old was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief over $5,000. Police said more arrests were expected.

Bob Glissmann helps cover public safety and weather events as an editor on The World-Herald's breaking news desk. Follow him on Twitter @BobGlissmann. Phone: 402-444-1109.

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