Lights vandalized near campus

About 10 to 15 outside building light fixtures on South Upper Street were ripped from business buildings over the weekend, said J. Gumbo’s Manager Paul Miller. J. Gumbo’s, a Cajun restaurant located near campus at 535 S. Upper St., opened there last fall.

Three weeks after the restaurant’s opening, it was broken into and robbed. Miller has worked at the restaurant since its opening, and he said the robbery and this weekend’s vandalism are the only two incidents of their kind he has heard of.

Miller said J. Gumbo’s reported the broken light fixtures Monday morning, and a property company was coming to fix them sometime that day. He estimated that each would cost between $60 and $70 to repair.

Sherelle Roberts, spokeswoman for Lexington Police, said Monday afternoon the report was not in the system yet, but if a report was made, Lexington Police would investigate the situation.

—Staff report