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Posted on Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 12:45 p.m.

Third Augusta Township mailbox destroyed by gunshot in 10 days

By Kyle Feldscher

A third mailbox in Augusta Township was reported damaged by a gunshot Wednesday, just one mile away from a mailbox reported to have been shot Tuesday.

According to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, the roadside mailbox in the 9300 block of Liss Road was damaged by gunfire sometime in the previous day. It was unknown what type of gun was used, but the victim told police the damage had been caused by a gunshot.

Sheriff’s office spokesman Derrick Jackson said Wednesday a second mailbox in the 13000 block of Bunton Road had been damaged by an apparent gunshot. Deputies responded to that block on Jan. 9 for the first report of a destroyed mailbox.

It’s unknown if the incidents are related at this time, and police are continuing to investigate all three incidents.

No one has been reported injured in any of the incidents, and police still are looking for suspects.

Anyone with information on these incidents is encouraged to call the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at 734-973-7711.

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Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 11:38 p.m.

Isn't taking something from a mailbox or putting something in it, using a fire cracker, or shooting up a mailbox a goverment or federal offense?


Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 11:32 p.m.

Just another good citizen exercising his or her 2nd amendment rights (as a 'militia'). Life in the USA, home of the free and the brave and armed to the death.

Ann Arbor Kid

Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 11:21 p.m.

Augusta Township has been the focus of local government mismanagement for many years. Recently one part of the Board sued the other part of the Board. The Clerk has been the subject of numerous suits and controversy for years. The Supervisor and Clerk will not speak to each other, and tax dollars and mismanaged and misspent daily. The entire Board must be replaced in November with candidates willing to represent the taxpayer and work as a team.


Fri, Jan 20, 2012 : 9:10 p.m.

I am going to be honest with you.. I could care less about who is speaking to who.. and what not..I care about the issue that now the citizens of this township are having real issues.. and now it is time for them all to put their big girl panties and deal with it! We are all spose to be adults!!!


Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 10:11 p.m.

I'm curious as to why this is rating such attention from the WCSD when there have been so many other issues that they don't seem to care about. There are such poor services in Augusta Township that stems from the board (who had more infighting than anything I've ever seen), but that means that those who live there are pretty much on their own. A lot of people down there don't have mailboxes and use a PO box for this reason. This happened several years ago and nothing was done about it then. More than just mailboxes were vandalized then too.


Fri, Jan 20, 2012 : 12:44 p.m.

It seems as of late ..that The township board spends more time on their petty things .. then trying to solve the issues of the township.. In the last 9 months.. we have been the subjected to a rash of break ins a couple of home invasions, Drunk drivers. out having a few to many..( and when the police is called we are told to call when they crash) 4 wheelers going through our fileds and yards at 2 am .. stolen cars in our cornfields, and now mailbox shootings.. I am not sure what the county is going to do about this.. WE PAY TAXES TOO! and deserve some sort of protection!


Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 9:03 p.m.

Sounds like some kids that need some supervision.


Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 7:18 p.m.

Reminds me of that scene from The Jerk with Steve Martin (I'll substitute &quot;mailboxes&quot; for &quot;cans&quot;). Could there be a wacko out there who hates mailboxes? <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>


Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 6:17 p.m.

Has the SHerrif decided it is time to step patrols? THey are doing mail boxes now.. what is the next thing ..our animals? Please washtenaw county.. do something!!!


Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 7:22 p.m.

Or they could start hunting our girls!