LEICESTER, Mass. — More than once in the past few weeks, Leicester residents on Henshaw Street awoke to find their mailboxes smashed. As the vandalism persists in the surrounding neighborhoods, Leicester Police are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators.
"Over the weekend we had a number of mailboxes smashed, particularly in the Henshaw Street area" said Police Chief Jim Hurley. "These have been popping up sporadically, and every couple weeks we get a few mailboxes smashed."
Hurley stressed that this is malicious destruction of property, and a felony.
"There are people on Henshaw Street who have had their mailboxes hit multiple times," he said.
The police will be patrolling through the area, and are offering a $250 reward for information about who is responsible. The money comes from the department's drug forfeiture account.
Hurley also encouraged residents to report the crimes to the police immediately to help them as they continue their investigation.
"If you here a bang in the middle of the night, pick up the phone and call," he said.
To report vandalism or provide information to the Leicester Police, call 508-892-7010, and dial Ext. 7 for the crime tip hotline.