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Police Look For Leads In Vandalism Of Chapel Hill Neighborhood

Posted January 16, 2001 6:00 a.m. EST

— Damaged mailboxes, ruined lawns, car break-ins and a case of arson in Chapel Hill have police and fire investigators concerned.

A entrance sign to the Stoneridge-Sedgefield neighborhood was set on fire over the weekend. This is the third time the sign was ruined.

A new sign was installed just two weeks when the vandals struck again.

"Some of the earlier vandalism seemed like it was teenager activity," says homeowner Tom Hazen. "This could be teenagers, but it certainly brings it to a whole new level. It's more than a prank at this point."

Private residents are offering a $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of those involved. Anyone with information is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff's Office at919-245-2900.