RICHLAND -- Richland police are looking for help identifying a suspect accused of throwing a concrete block through a car window.
The vandalism occurred at 3:30 a.m. Friday in the 300 block of Sanford Street in Richland, said Capt. Jeff Taylor.
The homeowner has surveillance cameras set up outside his home and captured images of the suspect throwing the brick, he said.
The suspect appears to be fairly tall and lanky, wearing light-colored shorts, a light-colored sweatshirt with some sort of picture or writing on the front and a stocking cap, Taylor said.
It is also possible he's wearing glasses, he said.
It's the sixth time concrete blocks have been thrown through car windows or homes since April, Taylor said.
Concrete blocks also were thrown through a front window at a vehicle in the 500 block of Davenport Street; a living room window in the 700 block of Benham Court; a windshield in the 2400 block of Mark Avenue, two windows in a home and a car in the 300 block of Cottonwood Drive; and a car windshield in the 900 block of Benham Court.
Taylor said it's the same type of landscaping bricks that are being used, but it's not known if the incidents are related. It doesn't appear the bricks were used from the homes that were vandalized.
Vandals also appear to have been targeting a Richland temple, throwing rocks or bricks through glass windows and doors seven times this year, police said.
There does not appear to be any connection between the vandalism at the temple and other vandalism reports of concrete bricks being thrown through windows at homes and windshields in Richland, Taylor said.
The latest incident was May 7 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Columbia River Temple on Gage Boulevard.
Five of the incidents since January involve windows or doors at the temple being broken, said Richland police Capt. Jeff Taylor. Two other times tires were slashed on cars parked at the building.
The incidents mostly have occurred at night when nobody is at the temple, he said.