Five arrested for smashing mailboxes in Port St. Lucie

Published: Dec. 29, 2014 at 6:49 PM EST
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PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (WFLX) - Five suspects have been arrested in Port St. Lucie after several mailboxes were smashed with golf clubs and baseball bats last week.

The suspects arrested include three adults, Devin Michael Cruse and Daniel Michael Imondi, all 18 years old from Port St. Lucie. They are charged with felony criminal mischief and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Two juveniles ages 16 and 17 years old are also charged with felony criminal mischief in connection with the case.

The investigation began on December 23 when residents called 911 to report that a Ford pick-up truck was driving around with people in the bed of the truck hitting mailboxes in the area of SW Leafy Road.

Officers located the truck fitting in the 2000 block of SW Brevity Avenue. During the traffic stop, police located golf clubs and a baseball bat in the bed of the pickup truck.

Police said the two juveniles and three adult teens admitted to damaging several mailboxes in the neighborhoods.

The suspects said they were bored and came up with the idea to drive around and hit mailboxes with bats and golf clubs.

Police counted 27 mailboxes damaged on nine different residential streets. The total amount of damage is estimated to be $1,300.

Cruse, Imondi, and White were taken to the St. Lucie County Jail and the two juveniles were taken to the Juvenile Detention Center for processing.

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