Vandals hit several residences in New Canaan
Updated 4:02 pm, Monday, August 22, 2011
A string of mailboxes and other property were damaged last week in the area of Betsys Lane, Buttery Road and Heather Drive, which police believe are connected.
A 33-year-old female resident of Buttery Road reported her white bench vandalized with red spray paint Aug. 16 at 7:31 a.m. Police said profanity was spraypainted onto the bench.
The complainant also noted that the bench was moved from one end of the property to another the night of Aug. 14. She also told police it was vandalized with black marker Aug. 14 as well. She said the red spray paint was not there at 7 p.m. Aug. 15. The value of the bench is estimated to be $350.
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Another 46-year-old female resident of Betsys Lane reported her hammock missing Aug. 16 at 7:57 a.m. Police said she initially thought the hammock had been stolen, which she had seen it in her front yard at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 15. However, after looking around for it the next morning she saw the hammock tied around a stop sign at the corner of Betsys Lane and Buttery Road. Police said the hammock is valued at $200.
Another 38-year-old female resident of Heather Drive reported damage to her mailbox Aug. 16 at 8:25 a.m. She told police her mailbox had been spray painted red along with seven other mailboxes on Heather drive. Additionally, she told police drawings of male genitalia were painted on the road Aug. 17 at 2:50 a.m. Police said other calls came in regarding more images of the same nature on the road and a stone wall on Weeburn Drive Aug. 16 at 11:30 p.m. Police said they received other calls about similar issues in and around the same area.
The matter is still under investigation.