Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers is looking for information on who is smashing mailboxes and running over traffic signs in the county. The sheriff said that there were nearly 20 incidents of mailboxes being destroyed Saturday night and Sunday morning, with most being concentrated on Sprague Road, Deaver Road and County Road 300S.
It appears as if the mailboxes and road signs had been run over or sideswiped by a vehicle.
The sheriff warned that damaging a mailbox is a federal offense. He said that could carry a penalty of a $250,000 fine and three years in prison, for each act of vandalism to a mailbox.
If you have any information you should contact Lt. Chad Swank at 812-565-5928. You can also call the sheriff’s department tip line at 812-379-1712. Tips and information can be left anonymously.