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Vandals hit mailboxes and vehicles in Nelson County

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NELSON COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office has issued a word of warning regarding recent vandalism.

The agency has increased patrols around the areas affected, which include the Farmington subdivision, a few miles outside of Bardstown.

According to a post on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page: “Deputies are asking homeowners in the area of the subdivision of Sunfish Creek to be on the lookout for juveniles in the area doing damages to mailboxes and vehicles.”

“It’s to the residents. Keep an eye on your neighborhood," said Asst. Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office. "And to the juveniles that are out here causing the ruckus, if we catch you, we’re gonna charge you."

Pineiroa says it appears to be kids causing the damage in the middle of the night.

“They’re knocking them down and destroying the property,” Pineiroa said. “We had 14, 15 road deputies, but with the public’s help, we have hundreds.”

People living in the Farmington subdivision say 18 of their mailboxes were hit over the weekend.

“I just want to know who’s doing it, because it’s very rude,” said Joey Daugherty, whose mailbox was chopped into pieces.

Residents living in the subdivision say this is not the first time they have dealt with this.

“It’s got a metal plate that was welded in there. Otherwise, it probably would’ve been knocked off again,” described Robert Dickson, whose mailbox was damaged about eight months ago.

“Wake up, guys. Something little and goofy can cost you a lot of time and money. Your parents, a lot of aggravation,” Dickson said. “I was young once. I did stupid things. Grow up.”

The Facebook post from the Sheriff’s Office led to several comments from people living in other parts of county, claiming they’ve experienced the same type of mailbox vandalism.

Anyone with information on the investigation is asked to contact the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office at (502) 348-1840.

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