Police & Courts

Investigation continues, more charges likely in Quincy property damage cases

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Apr. 19, 2017 9:55 am

QUINCY -- The investigation continues into nearly four dozen reports of property damage in Quincy.

Quincy Police Department logs show 46 reports of property damage over the last month. Most reports, which were made throughout the city, mention the use of a BB gun.

On April 9, Quincy police arrested Conner M. Neisen, 18, of Quincy, and a 17-year-old juvenile on charges of felony criminal damage to property.

Police Lt. Dina Dreyer said reports of property damage that occurred before the two were arrested continue. Most of the damage has been to windows.

"It looks like it's probably just these two, as far as we can tell so far," Dreyer said. "I think we have a lot more work on it to make sure there isn't anybody else involved in it."

Neisen and the juvenile were arrested after callers to 911 reported home and car windows being shot in the areas from 12th and Adams to Front and Broadway. Some callers provided a suspect vehicle description.

Officers checking the areas were able to find a suspicious gray 1992 Ford F-150 truck with two occupants near Front and Payson. Officers stopped the truck and took occupants into custody. Police allegedly found a BB gun in the truck.

Adams County State's Attorney Gary Farha said he expects more charges to be filed in connection with the criminal damage reports.

"I don't know for certain what those charges would be," Farha said. "We are waiting for the reports. I've talked to a number of people that have been affected, and we definitely are going to make certain that we seek restitution that has been involved."

Anyone who has experienced property damage is encouraged to call the police nonemergency dispatch number at 217-222-9360.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call 217-228-4470 and ask for Detective Kevin Taute, who is leading the investigation.

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