Vandals Strike Moberly

1 decade 11 months 4 days ago Tuesday, June 19 2007 Jun 19, 2007 Tuesday, June 19, 2007 4:33:00 AM CDT June 19, 2007 in News

The vandalism happened in three southwest Moberly neighborhoods, in the Homestead, Railwest subdivision, and Beuth road areas.

"About 3 a.m. this morning the police came to my door, rang my doorbell, and told me there were some mailboxes damaged in the neighborhood," Moberly resident Linda Reynolds said.

Vandals destroyed mailboxes and other yard ornaments.  Most residents said they were not surprised by the vandalism, but the owners of one house said it was the last thing on their minds.

"We just purchased our house," said Moberly resident Amy Harper. "We just moved in today. We pulled in the driveway, we saw the mailbox laying on the ground, the post broken in two laying on the ground next to it."

The incident hasn't ruined her view of the neighborhood or her humor.

"i thought 'well, welcome to the neighborhood!'" said Harper.

"We have had vandalism in the neighborhood before," said Moberly resident Charlene Schillie.  "Unfortunately it happens maybe once every two or three years, and it's been a while since the mailboxes have been hit."

Moberly police officials say more than 30 yards were damaged.  The Moberly police says it has no major leads, but it is offering a $500 reward for information leading to a suspect.

Moberly police ask anyone with information to call it's crimeline, that number is 660-269-TIPS.  You can also call the Moberly police department at 660-263-0346

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