A security guard patrolling the vacant Alcatel-Lucent building at 101 Crawfords Corner Road discovered a large glass window in the rear of the building had been shattered by a rock thown at it, probably over the weekend. Broken glass and rocks were found on the ground.
This is the second incident of rock-throwing criminal mischief reported at the facility in recent weeks. Numerous glass window panes were hit on the weekend of April 14-15, causing $10,000 worth of damage, according to the Alcatel-Lucent Property Manager Tom Resetar.
On that occasion, police said there was evidence the vandals had been inside. The building has been unoccupied since 2006, but there is 24-hour surveillance at the complex and security guards patrolling the grounds, according to Resatur.
While taking the report on Sunday, Holmdel Police were informed of a damaged door with three large indentations, believed to have been caused by by two large rocks that were found nearby. The value of the window is estimated to be $250, and the door $350.