Police cruiser, abandoned building vandalized in New Haven

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NEW HAVEN–Police are investigating two instances of vandalism in New Haven, one of which may have been a distraction for the other.

At 2:54 a.m. on Monday, firefighters responded to an abandoned building on Frank Street for reports of a fire on the first floor. It was found that a person had broken in through a window and lit a pile of trash on fire in the house.

Next to the broken window someone spray painted “(name) did this” with a design.

While a police supervisor was investigating in the building, someone spray-painted his cruiser with anti-police expletives. The windshield was also painted.

Police are searching for the suspect. Stay with FOX 61 for updates.