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A vehicle parked at the Eden Prairie Community Center was vandalized in what police believe was an isolated, and possibly targeted, incident, according to a statement from Eden Prairie police.

The damage was reported to police on Saturday, March 9. Over $1,000 of damage had been done to a vehicle in the community center parking lot, which is felony-level damage, the statement said.

In a comment on its Facebook page, Eden Prairie police elaborated on the damage, saying all four tires had been slashed, the driver’s side mirror had been snapped off, and there was paint damage to all four sides of the vehicle that appeared to have been done with a key. An Eden Prairie hockey sticker on the vehicle had been keyed as well.

The vehicle had been parked in the lot since Wednesday, March 8, the police department’s statement says. In a message to Eden Prairie News, Kathy Smith said the vehicle belongs to a family member and had been parked with several others, none of which had been damaged. Police are investigating the possibility that the suspect or suspects targeted the vehicle, the agency said.

The police department is asking anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area, or has information about the incident, to call them at 952-949-6200.

Eden Teller is the multimedia reporter for Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about fostering productive conversations and empowering communities. When she's not reporting, she can be found reading a book, on a hike or tackling home improvement projects.

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