A home on Madison's far east side was targeted by vandals early Monday morning, according to the Madison Police Department.
Police said they were called to a home on Merryturn Road after a woman hear a loud noise at about 3 a.m. on Monday. The woman said she went back to sleep, but when she woke up in the morning, she found that someone had fired a series of paintballs at her front door.
Parts of the East District have recently experienced an uptick in vandalism, and many cases involve paintballs, police spokesman Joel DeSpain said in a news release.
Since mid-December, there have been a couple of dozen property damage reports, taken by officers, with parked vehicles and homes both being hit by paintballs, DeSpain said.
Most cases have occurred near North Stoughton Road, East Buckeye Road, Cottage Grove Road and North Thompson Drive, police said.