Local teens accused of smashing more than 2 dozen mailboxes

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — Three teenagers are facing charges after Orchard Park police say they damaged more than two dozen mailboxes over the weekend.

Around 11 p.m. Saturday, officers noticed several smashed mailboxes on Deer Run, Birdsong Pkwy and Jewett Holmwood Rd. Additional damaged boxes were found on Curley Dr.

While searching for more information, police say a homeowner on Birdsong saw three males with backpacks in the area. Police searched the area with infrared thermal cameras, but no one was found.

Around 1:20 a.m., a Deer Run resident called police to report an alleged sighting of the teens smashing mailboxes. This time, police say they saw them.

At this time, the teens ran into the woods but were chased down to the Independence Heights neighborhood, police say.

The teens were not identified by name due to their ages, but police say they were 15-year-olds from Orchard Park and Elma and a 16-year-old from Buffalo.

During the investigation, police say they also found a damaged car that had been defecated on. The teens were blamed.

They are expected to face additional charges, but as of Monday morning, they are accused of felony criminal mischief and fifth-degree conspiracy.

The teens were released to their parents.

Anyone with damaged property in Orchard Park is asked to call police at 662-6444 to seek restitution.

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