Mailbox Bashing

Fox Hollow Criminal Mischief

I woke up this morning, and drove the 1/4 mile up my gravel road to Fox Hollow (in my pajamas), to retrieve my morning copy of the R-G. Reached the top of the road and encountered a neighbor returning to his vehicle, shaking his head. I waved a hello greeting as I passed him. Then I witnessed the reason for his head shaking, vandals had once again destroyed our neighborhood's row of mailboxes. I got out of my car and was surprised by the level of devastation and the fact that these vandals would have had to get out of their car and stand over the row, repeatedly pummeling boxes along the row of about 20. Boxes, parts, red flags, assorted mail, lots of political flyers, etc, were strewn all over the area surrounding the boxes. Our R-G delivery person had put the morning paper into plastic sacks and delicately dropped them on the ground as far off the road as possible, in contrast to the violent attack which had previously been perpetrated. I picked up my paper, driove home to get my camera, and took these photos. I took as much debris off the road as I could and tossed it to the side. I made a report to the Sheriff's office, when my call was answered I was asked if I could hold, and responded I could. It was 5 and 1/2 minutes before the operator came back. I was now informed that the way to report this criminal mischief was to download a form, complete it and, here it comes, send it in the mail! How ironic. The sheriff will increase patrols (whatever that means in today's day and age), by the amount of complaints they receive. I've forwarded the photos to my neighbors, requesting they take a stab at making a complaint, and perhaps we will be subject to "increased patrols"--whatever that means.

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lancespring says ... on Sunday, Oct 17 at 11:02 PM

There is also the danger that this could be the work of ID thieves. The vandalism could just be a cover for that. The number 1 growing crime these days is identity theft.

Beth says ... on Saturday, Oct 16 at 12:26 PM

I'm a producer at KVAL and would like to talk to you more about this. Could you give me a call? (541) 685-KVAL

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