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Mailbox Vandalism Award Increased

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Mailbox Vandalism Award Increased

Orange City, IA (KICD) — The reward offered in a series of mailbox vandalisms has been increased.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office has been contacted by a person who is offering to match the original $500
United States Post Office reward with an additional $500 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the
perpetrator(s). The reward is a collective reward pledged by several anonymous citizens.
The vandalisms were discovered and investigated September 21st by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office. A total of 26 reports of vandalism to mailboxes, which occurred in the rural northeast area of Sioux County, near Sheldon. These crimes likely
occurred sometime during the late evening hours of Friday, September 20 or early morning hours of Saturday,
September 21.

The sheriff’s office believes the mailboxes were damaged when they were struck with some type of blunt
instrument. Other mailboxes were pushed over or forcibly removed from their posts and thrown onto the
roadway.

Several similar vandalisms are being investigated in Lyon and O’Brien County. The United States Post Office is
offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s) involved in
the mailbox vandalisms.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office. If you wish
to remain anonymous you may use the Text-a-tip program.