Posted: Dec 3, 2012 6:15 PM by Dax VanFossen - KAJ News
Updated: Dec 4, 2012 8:14 AM
KALISPELL - Flathead County sheriff's deputies are investigating after several reports of damaged mailboxes and decorations were reported over the weekend, in a continuing trend of vandalism in the area.
Over the weekend, West Valley rural residents on Old Coyote Trail and Tall Pine Road reported bashed mailboxes, or in some cases, destroyed holiday decorations.
At the Flathead County Sheriff's office, sheriff Chuck Curry says vandalism does tend to ramp up this time of year, but his office is investigating and needs people to report suspicious activity.
"Vandalism crimes like this around the holidays are especially troubling," Curry said, "And while they don't do a lot, perhaps, of monetary dollar damage, it's the spirit and it's just sad that we have this occurring in our community."
Vandals bashed mailboxes severely, leaving the doors uncloseable in some cases. Curry says his office needs your help to catch these people.
"We always encourage people to help us help you, to keep an eye on your neighbors place, if you see something suspicious, to give us a call.
And that's often times how we bring these criminals to justice."
If you see any suspicious activity in your neighborhood or know of any cases of vandalism, you are encouraged to contact the Flathead County Sheriff's Office, or call (406) 752.8477.