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Fluvanna Sheriff's Office Investigates Mailbox Vandalisms

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Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

The Fluvanna County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a series of mailbox vandalisms that recently occurred in the Broken Island neighborhood.

Over the week of March 30 - April 6, several mailboxes were damaged by an unknown vandal or vandals. A cash reward is available for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of the offender or offenders responsible for this offense. If you have information please call the Sheriff's Office at 434-589-8211.

The Fluvanna County Sheriff's Office would like to take this opportunity to remind citizens that, as spring and summer approach, the increased outdoor activity associated with the coming warmer weather can often lead to an increase in vandalisms and petit larceny in area communities.

Increased foot traffic, longer day light, juveniles out of school, and leaving the home unattended for vacations are just some factors that can lead to this seasonal increase. Other factors, such as, outdoor toys and power equipment being left unattended, as well as leaving sheds, garages, and vehicles unlocked can also may you a target of criminals.

Citizens are encouraged to properly secure their valuables, lock their cars, and not leave high value items out in the open. Also, be mindful of what you post on-line. Posting too much information about pending travel plans can tip would be thieves into targeting your residence.

Equally important is being a good neighbor by helping keep a watch over your neighborhood.If you see something suspicious or out of place in your neighborhood, please call the Sheriff's Office at 434-589-8211 for non-emergencies or 911 if you witness a crime in progress. The Sheriff's Office will also be increase neighborhood patrols.

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