STOCKTON (CBS Sacramento) — It was a rude New Year awakening for residents in a northwest Stockton neighborhood Friday morning after more than 30 cars were broken into or vandalized.
Stockton police said as many as 31 cars were hit early New Year’s morning. Broken windows and shattered glass could be seen Friday along Shoreline Drive, a residential area on the western edge of the city.READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Driver Dies, 3 Teen Passengers Injured in Saturday-Night Crash Near Davis
For Jocelyn Soriano and Summer Stewart, the scene was a grim start to their 2021.
“It just gives less hope that this year will be any better,” Soriano said.READ MORE: Suspect Resisting Arrest Shoots Himself in the Foot During Struggle With Sunnyvale Police
They are two victims among dozens victimized in the alarming spree of car break-ins and vandalism. Stewart said the culprits damaged more than just physical property; they stole her insulin too.
“I need those things to survive,” Stewart said. “I’m already financially struggling myself to even pay for my insulin.”MORE NEWS: 'The Father Is A Hero'; Oakland Man, 1-Year-Old Daughter Die In Horrific Arson Fire
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