Houston County 911 switchboards lit up early Monday with multiple reports of property damage around Centerville.
Between 5:45-7 a.m., a small, light-colored pickup was seen smashing into buildings.
Callers reported doors at churches, storage sheds and garages were vandalized and police began their hunt for the culprit.
After finding pieces of a vehicle at one scene, investigators determined a Nissan had crashed into the buildings.
Technicians at Five Star Nissan figured out it was a Frontier pickup built between 2005 and 2018.
Centerville police Sgt. Christine Welch began sorting through footage from multiple surveillance cameras in the area and obtained a license plate number for a 2006 Nissan Frontier, according to a Centerville police news release.
Houston County sheriff's Sgt. Anna Lange traced the pickup to a home off Sullivan Road in Warner Robins.
Centerville police arrested the pickup's owner, 69-year-old Alberto Salcedo-Aguirre, who was charged with six counts of criminal damage to property and two counts of vandalism to a place of worship, the release stated.
Investigators are trying to determine what motivated the crash spree.
"He was just destroying stuff," Centerville police Capt. Billy Boney said. "He didn't take a dime's worth of stuff but he destroyed thousands of dollars worth of stuff."
Police Chief Chuck Hadden praised Welch's work that led to an arrest within 12 hours.