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Mailbox vandals strike

Several mailboxes were reported smashed this week, Nevada County Sheriff’s Office logs show.

A newspaper carrier reported at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday that several mailboxes were knocked over along Lake Vera and North Bloomfield roads.

A few hours later, a man called to report someone had smashed his mailbox with a golf club on Auburn Road near Grass Valley.



“Right now, we’re experiencing a rash of vandalism to mailboxes,” Sheriff’s Sgt. Frank Koehler said Wednesday.

Often, vandalism occurs around Halloween, spring break, when the weather is nice and when school is out, Koehler said.




Susie Glover, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Service, said Tuesday mailboxes are vandalized all year long, but it appears to get worse around Halloween.

Koehler asked that anyone who sees or hears a mailbox being smashed should immediately call the Sheriff’s Office, so that officers can do an area check.

– Kerana Todorov


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