Juveniles facing charges after several mailboxes vandalized
FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A group of juveniles is accused of vandalizing more than 60 mailboxes in the Lake Monticello area.
According to the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office, the incidents occurred in the early morning hours of Thursday.
Working with the Lake Monticello Police Department, the sheriff’s office was able to find a video of a possible vehicle involved in these incidents.
Initially, barcode information from the Lake Monticello Owners’ Association was not available regarding the vehicle, so the sheriff’s office posted images of it on its Facebook page.
Once the information from the LMOA came in, matching the description of the Jeep seen in those images, the sheriff’s office was able to find the registered owner of the vehicle and took the images down.
There are currently three juvenile suspects who have been identified and who could be facing multiple charges.
At this time, the sheriff’s office does not think the vandalism incidents are related to the vehicle break-ins that occurred earlier this week. Those break-ins and thefts are still under investigation.
The sheriff’s office says that though these two events may appear atypical, such spree vandalisms and thefts are not uncommon in the area as the weather gets warmer.
The Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office and the Lake Monticello Police Department increase their patrols throughout the summer in order to address these kinds of incidents.
They ask residents to help protect themselves by locking their homes and vehicles and by removing anything that may be of value from their vehicles.
Anyone whose mailbox was damaged is asked to call (434) 589-8211 so their information can be added to the report for this investigation.