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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.

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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