Smashed mailboxes, graffiti, scratched cars, dumped over trash cans and worse. Roseville Police are reporting an increase in vandalism in the past year. Not only is it a nuisance, it can be a costly mess to clean up.
Property owners express frustration over damage to their property. They have few ways to prevent acts of vandalism, and it can be costly to repair or remove. Often, acts of vandalism are done at night or early morning hours.
Roseville Police offer a few options to discourage vandalism. Install security cameras, exterior lighting or motion detectors to deter vandals. Trim shrubs or branches that may hide a person doing the damage. If you see someone acting suspiciously or committing an act of vandalism, call 9-1-1.
Roseville Police ask that you report vandalism by filing a report at www.cityofroseville.com/police/file-a-report or by calling 651-767-0640. They recommend that you take pictures of any damage, give the location, and note when you first saw it.