Vandal damages homes, police vehicle in New Year’s window-breaking spree

A 45-year-old woman was arrested following a New Year’s Day vandalism spree in the 5400 block of South M Street in Tacoma.

Neighbors called police about 4 a.m. Thursday to report that a woman was breaking windows in the neighborhood, Tacoma Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.

Police tried to make contact with the woman, but she threw a rock and broke a window on a patrol vehicle. She also damaged several homes.

The woman was arrested and taken to a local hospital for treatment of cuts. Cool said she would be booked upon release from the hospital.