ROCK HILL — Another home owned by the city of Rock Hill was vandalized Monday night when someone shot a pellet gun into the vacant house, tearing into its vinyl siding.
Around 11 p.m., police spoke with Tracy Helms, the citys rehabilitation coordinator, who said the back of a house at 1012 Pearson Drive was damaged by a pellet gun, causing $750 in damage, according to a Rock Hill police report.
The home was a redevelopment of a house the city tore down, Helms said. It was already sold to new owners, who plan to close on the house soon.
The home remains the citys responsibility until the closing date, said Rock Hill spokeswoman Katie Quinn.
City officials plan to issue a change order with a contractor hired for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Quinn said, who will be responsible for the repairs.
Last week, someone shot into a city-owned home two miles away on Robinson Street, shattering the back window with a BB, Helms said. The BB passed through the living room wall into a bathroom and damaged a bathtub.
When a city-owned home is damaged, the citys initial response is to call police and then send its property maintenance staff to make needed repairs, depending on the scope of the damage, said Tom Glenn, hometown security coordinator.
If police find the culprit, the city can seek restitution for money it spent repairing homes, Glenn said.