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Two box bashers apprehended

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 ~ Updated 11:23 AM

Two tips led to the apprehension of two juveniles involved in mailbox bashing and sign damage in Lawrence County.

Lawrence County deputies began responding to calls on Tuesday, Jan. 22, reporting numerous mailboxes and metal signs had been damaged during the late hours of Jan. 21 or early morning on Jan. 22.

To date, over 30 mailboxes have been reported or found damaged in the central and northeast areas of the county. The amount of property damage is estimated at $1,500.

Deputies investigated eight criminal cases involving 14 victims. Those cases have been forwarded to the 39th Circuit Juvenile Office for disposition.

According to a statement from Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay, investigation into the matter is ongoing.

Those having information on the matter are asked to call the Barry-Lawrence Chapter of Crime Stoppers at 888-635-8477 or by e-mail at www.lawrencecosheriff.com. Tipsters may remain anonymous. Web-based tips are not eligible for a reward.

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It's good that the Sheriff's Dept. caught the box

bashers. It would be even better if the Department would catch the cattle thieves.

-- Posted by bobarb01 on Wed, Jan 30, 2013, at 6:56 AM

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