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East County News Service

January 22, 2014 (Lakeside) – Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of vandals who used paint and epoxy glue to damage a mailbox and signs.  The suspects were caught on video on January 16 bewteen 1:25 and 2:45 a.m. in the 11000 block of Valle Vistas Road in Lakeside’s Eucalyptus Hills neighborhood. 

A reliable source told ECM that  around the same time, El Capitan High School and Lakeside Farms Elementary School also suffered major damage from vandals who put epoxy in door locks, among other damage. 

The victim who owns the mailbox runs two community sites on Facebook, including a Neighborhood Watch page. He believes he was targeted due to his efforts to keep his community safe. 

The suspects, who are white, also left four metal Neighborhood Watch signs on the victim’s driveway. The victim estimated the damage at about $650.

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspects is asked to call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.

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