Stolen cement statues and smashed pumpkins are only some of the recent vandalism incidents in Bayside and now two mailboxes were smashed as well.
Around 6:10 a.m. on Nov. 22, a Bayside officer responded to a vandalism complaint in the 8600 block of N. Pelham Parkway when a newspaper carrier discovered shattered pumpkins and a damaged mailbox, according to police reports.
When the officer arrived, he noticed pumpkin pieces scattered on the roadway and it looked like a pumpkin had been thrown at the mailbox, leaving a large indentation on the front, right side forcing the flap open, the report said.
The officer talked with the homeowner about what he found and she said the last time she had seen the mailbox was 6 p.m. the night before and it was fine. She told police she had no idea why her home would be targeted and she doesn’t have any children living at home.
At 9:46 a.m. the same day, another officer was called for a vandalism complaint in the 8900 block of North Greenvale Road where another mailbox had been damaged.
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The homeowner said he noticed the mailbox had two, large holes in it around 7:30 a.m. that morning. He told police he found a metal stake, about 3-1/2 feet long, which was supposed to be used as a business card holder, lying next to the mailbox. But that business card holder was not connected to this property.
Police returned the business card holder to the owner who was listed on the cards.
The report said it is unknown if these incidents are related and both cases will be considered inactive due to lack of information.