Vernon County Crime Stoppers and the Vernon County Sheriff's Office are seeking information from the public regarding vandalized mailboxes in rural areas of Stoddard, Genoa and De Soto.
According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, mailboxes were smashed during the evening hours of Feb. 25 or the early morning hours of Feb. 26 along the following roads: State Hwy. 162; Hickory Ridge, Wing Hollow, Worman, Malin, and South Bad Axe Roads; and Ghelf and Eckert Lanes.
Most of the damage was done on Hickory Ridge Rd., east of Genoa.
Authorities believe the perpetrator or perpetrators could have used a baseball bat to damage the mailboxes.
In addition, tires on a vehicle on Elm Drive in Stoddard were slashed.
People with information on the crimes are asked to call 608-637-8477 or 1-800-657-6868, text to 274637 (CRIMES; type VERN + tip) or visit either www.vernoncrimestoppers.com or www.facebook.com/vernoncrimestoppers to help. Tipsters may be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000 through Vernon County Crime Stoppers and will remain anonymous.