Vandals who struck Tynan Post Office are federal offenders
by Gary Kent
Aug 25, 2010 | 1598 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Tynan area kids who attacked the post office building in the community two times last week need to know they have committed a federal crime.

Acting Tynan Postmaster Gloria Haun said Friday that she arrived at work Wednesday morning to find that someone had thrown a rock through a window at the front of the building.

It cost the post office $65 to have that window repaired and that did not include the screen and other fixtures that were damaged.

Then, on Friday morning, Haun arrived for work again to find the same window broken out, all the outside lights broken and the breakers turned off in an outside breaker box.

“We had no electricity,” Haun said.

No one entered the building but the vandalism caused enough damage for her to be concerned.

Haun said the first deputy to investigate the criminal mischief incidents said he suspects it was kids living in the area who committed the offense. He said it is typical for school-aged kids to vandalize property right after they get out of school for the summer and right before they go back to school.

Burdick also said there has been a rash of vandalism incidents throughout the county this summer.

Haun said she feels certain that the vandals do not realize how much trouble they can be in for damaging federal property.

“It’s a federal offense because you’re damaging federal property,” Haun said.

Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at

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