Ft. Mitchell teens charged after more than 30 mailboxes destroyed

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More than 30 mailboxes were destroyed on River Road in Hebron over the weekend, and police have linked the incident to two teenagers from Fort Mitchell. 

On Sunday, Aug. 14, Boone Co. Sheriff’s deputies counted that more than 30 mailboxes were destroyed and multiple windows on a home along River Road had been broken. The same evening, a neighbor reported a suspicious vehicle passing in front of his home, occupied by two 17-year-old boys from Fort Mitchell, who stated that they were “just driving around,” according to a release from the sheriff’s office. 

Deputies found marijuana, alcohol, a baseball bat and a cell phone that “yielded evidence that he was involved in the earlier reported crimes.” The other juvenile’s cell phone was taken and investigators are petitioning to search it as well. Investigators said they are not ruling out the possibility of at least one other suspect. 

The identities of the suspects will not be released because they are minors. 

The 17-year-olds were released to their parents and charged. One boy is charged with 33 counts of criminal mischief, one count of burglary, one count of possession of marijuana, and one count of possession of alcohol by a minor; the other received a single charge of possession of alcohol by a minor. 

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