Causing damage: Billerica mailboxes are the target of vandalism in several crushing incidents, neighbors say – Boston News, Weather, Sports

BILLERICA, MASS. (WHDH) – Vandalism targeting mailboxes has neighbors in Billerica on edge.

One incident occurred on Shawsheen Road when a pickup truck was videotaped driving through the street the night after Halloween. On Thursday, November 3, residents found further vandalism in the Glad Valley and Fardon Street, smashed mailboxes lying on the ground.

“To kids it just looks like we’re going to do this, it looks like fun, but when you’re out there picking up the pieces of your fence you’re like, ‘Oh great, I’ve got to call the homeowner tomorrow'” said a neighbor. “How much will that cost? It’s a different story.”

None of the residents 7NEWS spoke to wanted to see their faces on camera for fear of retaliation. They said the post-Halloween incident was not the first.

“Two weeks ago my mailbox was flipped off the SUV it was on. When I came out today and saw that the SUV was actually split and the mailbox was on the ground, I was really disappointed,” said another neighbor.

A few weeks ago, police also reported damage to the recreation facility near the local Boys and Girls Club. Police did not say whether the incidents are related.

Local residents said the reports of vandalism made them nervous.

“They see it as a teenage prank,” said another resident. “They don’t understand that their prank is costing homeowners money, and it’s scary not knowing who is damaging your property.”

Some who have seen previous damage in the community said next time the crime would be caught on camera.

“We were hoping that one of us would have a video camera, but unfortunately nobody had. So, yes, a video camera will be installed.”

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