Schoharie County: Still bedeviled by BB bandits

Across northern Schoharie County, mysterious BB-gun shooters are taking aim at cars and trucks, and no windshield is safe.

Despite the January arrest of four men in connection with the incidents, the BB shootings go on, the Times Journal reports:

State Police in Cobleskill and Schoharie County Sheriff Tony Desmond reported that 10 car and truck windows have been shot out since February 1.

That brings the total to at least 22 shootings since State Police arrested four young men in connection with the shootings in mid-January.

The more recent shootings have been concentrated in the area where earlier ones took place: Along Route 20 and side roads off 20 in Sharon, Carlisle and Esperance.

In an earlier story about the shootings, Desmond told the Times Journal he doubts the four arrested are responsible for the more recent incidents:

Those four were released pending further court action, and police doubt they're involved with the more recent shootings.

"I doubt very much they're involved," said Sheriff Desmond, "but anything's possible in the world of crime."

There is now a $1000 reward offered for information in the case. Tipsters should call the Schoharie County Sheriff's Office at 518-295-8144, or the New York State Police at 518-234-3131.