Within the past few days, Missoula police have been investigating dozens of calls of vehicle vandalism in various parts of the city.

Sergeant Jerry Odlin says the vandals have struck over 40 times, shooting out car windows and windshields of vehicles parked along the street. Odlin says police are asking for the public's help in solving these crimes by reporting any unusual activity in their neighborhood to Missoula Crimestoppers at 721-44-44. They are also asking anyone who has discovered vehicle damage to contact the police department at 552-6300.

Missoula police are increasing patrols to help stop the vandalism.

Sergeant Jerry Odlin with the Missoula Police Department