Suamico Police investigating mailbox vandalism

SUAMICO, Wis. A night shift deputy with the Brown County Sheriff's office discovered 20 vandalized mailboxes early Sunday morning on Lakeview Drive in Suamico. Suamico Police posted on Facebook Sunday afternoon that mailboxes have been damaged on eight village roads.

Courtesy: Suamico Police

Since then several people who live on other roads in the area have also come forward to report their own mailbox damage. Police think Sunday morning's vandalism is likely related to other recent reports of mailbox damage in the area.

Homeowners in Howard and Pittsfield reported their mailboxes were vandalized Friday night into Saturday morning.

"We know that it's an ongoing issue that's been isolated to our area, and isolated to our area, to Village of Suamico, Howard and Pittsfield. We're really asking people on social media via Facebook and Twitter to talk to your neighbors, talk to your friends, talk to your kids," said Deputy Justin Raska, Directed Enforcement Officer for Village of Suamico.

Deputy Raska says anywhere from 25 to 30 streets in Suamico have been affected by the mailbox vandalism, he says reports continue to come in and expects nearly 100 mailboxes to be reported vandalized.

A preliminary investigation shows the mailboxes in Suamico were likely damaged by a baseball bat, likely between the early Sunday morning hours of 1 a.m. to 3 a.m.

"It looks like somebody was driving down the road with a passenger who had a bat out the window and a a lot of the mailboxes just have damages with just dents on the side, but some of the mailboxes are clean off and laying on the ground," added Deputy Raska.

Those with any information relating to the mailbox vandalism are asked to contact the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.

"We don't know much, we don't have suspect information at this time, we don't have any description of a vehicle, we don't have any leads as far as who would be doing this," said Deputy Raska.

Deputy Raska said this is a village wide problem and Suamico Police want to hold whoever is vandalizing these mailboxes accountable.