Vandals hit Wildwood and Southwood Drive homes

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In the Wildwood and Southwood Drive neighborhood (map) just about every house has a lamppost gracing its front yard. But today many of those lampposts are lying on the ground.

Linda over at Southborough News reports that vandals this weekend knocked over mailboxes and lightposts at more than a dozen homes in the neighborhood.

If you have any information, you’re asked to contact the Southborough Police Department at 508-485-2147.

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Lisa
13 years ago

How sad, bored teenagers with mischief on their minds.

Heather
13 years ago

Oh, this is very sad.

Boredome is no excuse for vandalism. It is a crime you know…

Angel
13 years ago

Teenagers these days. They just have no fear in doing whatever they want. Having a skatepark would only increase vandalism in this town by bringing in more rebel kids. Quality of education is going down, while stupid acts such as this is going up.

Mimi22
13 years ago

Quite a leap from vandlism to skate park don’t you think? I don’t know how I feel about a skate park, but assuming kids that skateboard are “rebels” is kind of a leap. One could also make the argument that kids wouldn’t turn to vandalism if they had something productive to do with their time.

I hope the police find who was responsible and that this crime does not go unpunished.

Heather
13 years ago

This could be a “teachable moment” for parents and children alike. Good judgement isn’t just picked up, it is taught.

Our children and young adults need to know that 1. they are a valuable part of our community and 2. that they are accountable for their actions.

Mimi22 I too hope that the police find who was responsible and that this crime (and breach of trust in our community) does not go unpunished.

GreenQueen
13 years ago

Has it been determined that the culprits were indeed teenagers ?

Mimi22
13 years ago

I was going to ask the same thing. It seems like the kind of thing kids do, but how do we know for sure?

Angel
13 years ago

If adults are doing this, then we have a serious problem. Adults don’t do this just for the fun of it. They would have a motive. I guess we would need to know more about how many houses were hit. If it was just 1-3, then adults might have been involved. But history shows, teenagers are mostly responsible for these types of crimes.

Mimi, from what I have seen at Colony Market and Fitzgeralds, those skateboard kids seem to have an authority and attitude problem.

Mimi22
13 years ago

Angel, I’ve not seen that kind of behavior, but will be on the lookout. In general, it is best not to generalize too much. I know one avid skatboarder who is a wonderful boy and his parents are great, so I am trying not to paint them all with the same brush.

Papa Rosa
13 years ago

Angel, your undies are certainly in a bunch over the Great Skateboarding Menace of ’09! It’s a fair assumption (but just that – an assumption, not a fact) that kids are responsible for the vandalism, but as Mimi22 notes, ’tis quite a leap from there to your Trouble in River City harangue.

Angel
13 years ago

Papa Rosa says:
July 30, 2009 at 6:09 AM
Angel, your undies are certainly in a bunch over the Great Skateboarding Menace of ‘09!

Do you bite your thumb at me, Papa Rosa? Because I take your comment as a personal offense. And my undies are none of your business.

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