Four Charged With Criminal Mischief After Mailboxes Damaged by Bat

Police said marijuana was also found.

Four individuals were charged with criminal mischief on April 10 after said they allegedly damaged mailboxes with a baseball bat on Cutlass Road and Fayson Lakes Road.

Police said they responded to Cutlass Road at 5:33 pm. where it was reported that a black Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) was seen with the occupants allegedly damaging the mailboxes. Police said they found an SUV that matched the vehicle’s description on Boonton Avenue. The vehicle was stopped and police spoke with the driver, Jacob Nadler, 18, of Kinnelon. There were also two juveniles in the vehicle, police said.

Police said they also saw a metal baseball bat with paint transfer on it in the back of the vehicle. It was determined that the occupants were allegedly responsible for the mailbox damage and that another juvenile was allegedly responsible who had been dropped off at their home. Police said they also found a glass pipe with marijuana inside during the investigation.

Nadler and one of the juveniles were charged with criminal mischief, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia while the other two juveniles were charged with criminal mischief. Nadler was released with a date to appear in court and the juveniles were released to their parents.

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Correction: An earlier version of this story indicated marijuana was found inside the vehicle, when it was found during the investigation.

World Citizen April 20, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Shame on you who bring this kids Dads buisness into the picture. For a matter of fact charges might be being dropped because of the failure to get the story straight. I know from first hand that there was no marijuana in the car but there was paraphernalia due to one of the passengers. For all the bored housewifes that know nothing about the law or about these stories I suggest you kindly shut your mouth.
RestEasy April 20, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Kids will be kids, but destroying property isn't just some kids doing something silly. And no one said anything bad about the business other than maybe he should get a job to keep him busy. Lol. I'm sure patch will remove that if people object, but eh. Hopefully they learn something from this and make it right. Drugs, questionable decision making. Could be a great learning opportunity, or the start of trouble. What if one of the batters had leaned a little to far, or the driver had to swerve. Definitely a good chance to explain some things to the kids for the parents...assuming they already haven't.
RestEasy April 20, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Probably. But pretty sad that this is what they came with though. Not the best idea ever... Lol
RestEasy April 20, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Probably. I think these things usually end up getting dropped, reduced, etc. who knows. Could be a case of charge with all sorts of stuff and drop most of it. Who knows.. Just sad that mailbox baseball was the way to stop the boredom
RestEasy April 20, 2012 at 02:14 AM
World Citizen April 20, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Mr. G and Small town girl seemed to be the only accurate ones on here. Of course the driver couldnt have been swinging if he was driving, and must I add that i know well from first hand that Jacob does not use any drugs and therefore was not his paraphernalia in the car. Matter of fact there was no marijuana in the car. Due to the KPD they claimed there was over $500 dollars of damage done when in reality there was only a handful of $25 mailboxes that were damaged.
RestEasy April 20, 2012 at 02:38 AM
True. That would be. An impressive feat! But no way the driver was swinging the bat.
Small town girl April 20, 2012 at 02:47 AM
To just assume that all the comments that you do not agree with, were made by bored housewives that know nothing about the law, is wrong. That would be like me assuming that because you know first hand that their was no marijuana in the car, just paraphernalia. That your one of the fathers of these kids and that they smoke marijuana.
World Citizen April 20, 2012 at 03:05 AM
Small town girl You actually hit the nail on the head, but Iam actually not a father but a relative.
Small town girl April 20, 2012 at 03:11 AM
This is a small town, things happen and kids get in trouble and everyone knows everyone. But, to be honest I wouldnt want it any other way. People move to towns like this, so we can give our children the best that we can. People talk and things get forgotten and it's ok. Living in a small town makes us as parents expect more from our kids. I have caught myself saying to my children, that when you do something wrong I will find out, in this town things get around quick. Sometimes it takes a mistake to learn the lesson, just be happy that no one was hurt. I grew up in this town, and back then the kids used to put m80's in the mailboxes and some even smoked and drank underage and some of they grew up to be CEO's, business owners, FBI agents, police officers. Etc.. These things are all part of growing up and raising children.
World Citizen April 20, 2012 at 03:14 AM
And yes the percentage of people who bash kids on hear for underage drinking or drugs are moms. Just trying to get the point across that its disrespectful and moronic to leave hurtful and irrelevant comments when you know nothing about the situation. Small town girl i was for the most part impressed with your reasoning on this case.
RestEasy April 20, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Yup. Accept responsibility, make it right, Learn the lesson, move on. Plenty of people ha made bad choices and turned out more then o Kay. nowadays that the Internet spreads the news so fast. And when you turn 18 your name gets released. ll the more reason to be careful.
Small town girl April 20, 2012 at 03:39 AM
I have read a lot of comments on here and yes you know that they are being made by moms, and I'm sure a lot of them are well educated. But, I do believe that they only have young children or their child has not gotten caught yet. I got very lucky with my children, they didn't get into any trouble, or just didn't get caught, but I also was a very strict mom. People seem to forget that these children are our children forever, so when they make the mistakes and everyone wants to shame them and their parents, it's just wrong. I know I wasn't born an adult and I know that I have had many lessons in life, that I don't regret, they have made me who I am today.
peanut622 April 20, 2012 at 08:07 PM
damn my mailbox sucks wish the would've hit it excuse to change it!!! lol kids will be kids you people have spent more time arguing your point then they did to smoke the pot they had then hit the mailboxes is why there's only paraphanelia left they should've went to the party at the delannoy house and wouldn't have made the paper!!!!!
Don O'Hagan April 22, 2012 at 03:27 PM
If you search "mailbox" in the Triboro Patch, you will notice that this doesn't look like the first time these kids have done this. It seems like an interesting coinscedence that mail boxes were damaged in October, again in January, and a dark colored vehicle was seen leaving the scene.
Kinnelon April 22, 2012 at 08:55 PM
I doubt this waste first thing they have ever done wrong. There was weed and paraphernalia in the vehicle...... But I doubt it was them. Although a self proclaimed relative of the oldest alleged criminal has been posting and has not once mentioned that what they did was wrong. More concerned about people making fun then the fact the cops caught his relative breaking the law.......
take your head out of the sand April 22, 2012 at 09:15 PM
that kinnelon parents for you!
Kinparent12 April 22, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Not all. But there're definetly some that would ct that way. Just like any other town.
Small town girl April 22, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Kids smashing mailboxes is really nothing new, every town in every state has kids that do it. As adults we now It's not right. But, to judge these kids and make them out to be monsters is also wrong. There is a lot of things that are not right. Like people posting other peoples names in their post. http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/html5/video?id=8407037&pid=null&section=nul http://parsippany.patch.com/articles/police-seek-suspect-smashing-mailboxes
Don O'Hagan April 22, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Do you think that the driver had no idea what was going on in the back of his own vehicle? He had no idea that there was a bat and the loud noises coming from the outside were his occupants slamming it into the mailboxes? If that is the case then maybe on top of all of this he should loose his license until he can control his vehicle properly. If it was my kid i would be selling his car right now!
Don O'Hagan April 22, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Yes, this happens everywhere but what happens when these young adults become bored with mailboxes and car mirrors? This group will probably stop now that they have been caught but should nothing be done too make them responsible for there actions? Maybe, there should be some community service and not just probation.
Small town girl April 22, 2012 at 10:18 PM
I'm not saying that they shouldn't be charged, and take the punishment that is coming to them and yes you hope that they also walk away with a lesson learned. But, everyone is blaming bad parenting and thats Kinnelon for you. These kids are acting like Kids all over the country. Well, not completely because there is far worst things that kids are doing.
Small town girl April 22, 2012 at 11:00 PM
I'm sure those boys have went through enough, losing their mom at such a young age. Do you really think its right to drag their name through the mud when their not even mentioned in this.
Kinparent12 April 22, 2012 at 11:12 PM
The scary thing about the comments is the lack of talk about making them take the punishment and reimburse the folks who were lucky enough to have these kids come driving their way. Kids are kids everywhere, and parents everywhere are too quick to defend their kids who could never do wrong.... Lol. Not just a kinnelon thing for sure. Small town you are right on overall especially now that you said they should take the punishment.
growupkinnelon April 23, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Give me a break. Mailbox baseball is a team sport. The driver has to drive close to the side of the road so the passenger can reach the mail box. It does not matter if it was $25.00 or $5.00 it is wrong and they need a consequence.
Young Stingy April 25, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Itsadayinkinnelon got shot down with that one. Good counter response Mr. G!
Captain Obvious April 26, 2012 at 01:42 AM
You said it..."a team sport." Look at the bright side. You have some young people working together to achieve a common goal. Granted, the goal had malicious intent, but is it really that bad? Better off they are involved in childish mischief than some of the lone-wolf crap and violent crimes you see really disturbed kids pull. Everyone, please stop overreacting. It's not like they were hitting baby seals.
Mail box BB April 26, 2012 at 10:50 AM
Well studies have shown that teens that smash mail boxes eventually lead to kicking puppies, oh and pot use will lead to heroin use. I don't need a new mailbox!
Captain Obvious April 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM
That means 60+% of the US adult population should be on heroin by now....and puppies should be an endangered species. But being that neither are true, I think these kids are going to be fine.
Mailboxer April 26, 2012 at 01:23 PM
I wonder if they have paid up to the victims of their "fun" or even offered any apologies yet. I'm going to guess not.


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