Four juveniles are facing charges after a witness told police they were seen smashing mailboxes with a baseball bat on Warner Hill Road last Thursday night.
The teens -- who were not identified because of their age -- were in a tan car that fled north on Warner Hill after the incidents, but sped past an officer near Mill Hill Terrace. The car was stopped and police said a blue aluminum baseball bat was found on the floor of the car, along with half-empty bottles of rum, vodka and beer.
Mailboxes were found damaged at five homes on Warner Hill Road, according to the report, the four teens were subsequently charged with criminal mischief and possession of alcohol by a minor in a motor vehicle. The driver was also charged with driving under the influence, police said. The teens all live in Fairfield and were turned over to their parents' custody.
Police are checking to see if the quartet is linked to 13 other vandalized mailboxes on Verna Hill, Hillside and Queens Grant Road.