Jul 8, 2022 - News
Fireworks shatter Des Moines library windows
Two windows at downtown Des Moines' Central Library were shattered over the Fourth of July weekend.
- Illegal fireworks are believed to have caused the damage because investigators discovered burn residue on other sections of the building, Sgt. Paul Parizek told Axios Thursday.
Context: These aren't ordinary panes.
- They're part of a triple-glazed window that incorporates copper mesh to reduce glare.
- Each costs about $10,000 to replace.
State of play: Police are reviewing video footage to identify suspects, Parizek said.
- Insurance doesn't cover the panes, library director Susan Woody told Axios.
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