New Windsor mayor's office vandalized

December 16, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

A chunk of concrete the size of a tennis ball, apparently hurled like a baseball, shattered the glass in the door of New Windsor Mayor Jack A. Gullo's office Tuesday.

State police said they received a call to the mayor's private law office in the 100 block of Green Valley Road about 8:45 p.m. and found the chunk of concrete had broken a double pane of glass, damaged a venetian blind, ricocheted off a side wall and put a hole in the wall opposite the door.

The destruction, estimated at more than $250, occurred between 3:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., Tfc. Rudolph Hansen, New Windsor's resident trooper, was told.

No one reported hearing the vandalism, and there are no suspects, the trooper said.

Mayor Gullo, who was sworn in as a lawyer at the Court of Appeals in Annapolis at 9 a.m. yesterday, said he had discovered the damage about 12 hours earlier, when he returned to his office.

The mayor said, "It's another act of vandalism in the town; it couldn't be an accident."

"It also could not be a disgruntled client because I was just sworn in today and haven't practiced law yet. I now have my first lawsuit, but I need the defendant," Mr. Gullo said.

The mayor added, "It must be something related to the town's business because I do a lot of the paperwork here in my office."

The destruction was in a conference room at the rear of the mayor's office and was not in view of pedestrians in front of the office, but could be seen by anyone walking through the alley, police said.

Mr. Gullo said, "If it was a young person who broke the glass, they are biting the hand that feeds them. I'm the one who defends them and I'm out beating the drum to get and improve recreational facilities and activities."

Trooper Hansen said there was no apparent attempt to break into the office.

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