Police: Local youths believed to have set 4 mailboxes on fire in Redding

Police say the fires happened this weekend on Hopewell Woods Road and Sport Hill Road.

Police say the fires happened this weekend on Hopewell Woods Road and Sport Hill Road. (12/3/13)

REDDING - Redding police believe local youths are responsible for four fires set in mailboxes this weekend.

One of the fires was set on Hopewell Woods Road and three were set on Sport Hill Road.

Police say they normally get vandalism calls on weekend nights that involve high school students, or on holidays when college students are home on break. They say vandals usually steal a mailbox or smash it with a baseball bat.

Police Chief Doug Fuchs says he believes the same group of individuals set fire to all four mailboxes. He says they don't have any suspects or leads yet.

The vandals could face a felony charge for tampering with the mail.

The mailboxes have been removed. 

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Redding Police: Sgt. Peter Quinn : 203-938-3400

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